Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth shake up new world rankings
Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson entered the world top 10 and Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jonas Blixt made massive leaps, as well.
The world golf rankings are slightly less complicated than, say, untangling Michael Lewis' new book on high-speed computerized stock traders but they do give us a decent snapshot of the last 12 (or so) months of golf.
And in those 12 months Jordan Spieth has made a climb the likes of which we've seen few times, if ever.
500 days ago: Spieth is ranked No. 810 in the world.
400 days ago: Spieth is ranked No. 276 in the world.
300 days ago: Spieth is ranked No. 141 in the world.
200 days ago: Spieth is ranked No. 21 in the world.
100 days ago: Spieth is ranked No. 17 in the world.
Today: Spieth is ranked No. 9 in the world.
I mean, just look at this:
There were other movers this week, too. Bubba Watson went from No. 12 to No. 4 with his win at Augusta. Jimmy Walker went from No. 24 to No. 19, Miguel Angel Jimenez went from No. 50 to No. 32, and Jonas Blixt went from No. 56 to No. 33
All impressive -- and Watson's most desirable -- but none as meteoric as Spieth.
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