Sergio Garcia climbs back into world's top 10 on back of victory at Qatar Masters
Last Updated: 28/01/14 4:33pm
Sergio Garcia: back into world's top 10 for first time since 2009
Sergio Garcia has climbed back into the world's top 10 after his victory at the Qatar Masters over the weekend.
The Spaniard got the better of Finland's Mikko Ilonen at the third hole of a play-off in Doha to clinch his first European Tour success in over two years.
The dramatic victory - which follows hot on the heels of his triumph at the Thailand Golf Championship in December - has seen the 34-year-old rise two places in the latest round of rankings from 11th to ninth.
Garcia reached No 2 in the world back in November 2008 after his win at the HSBC Champions, but would then suffer a loss of form which saw him fall as low as 82 at one point.
Meanwhile, Scott Stallings has jumped to a career-high of 53 following his third PGA Tour win.
The 28-year-old from Massachusetts prevailed on a tense final day at Torrey Pines to emerge triumphant by a single stroke at the Famers Insurance Open.
His rise means that Stallings is now in line to qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship next month, with the top 64 players in the world as of February 10th earning an invite.
World Rankings: 1 Tiger Woods (USA) 10.83pts, 2 Adam Scott (Aus) 8.92, 3 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 8.79, 4 Phil Mickelson (USA) 7.03, 5 Justin Rose (Eng) 6.77, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.37, 7 Zach Johnson (USA) 6.33, 8 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.97, 9 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 5.82, 10 Jason Day (Aus) 5.41, 11 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.31, 12 Ian Poulter (Eng) 4.87, 13 Jason Dufner (USA) 4.82, 14 Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.77, 15 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.75, 16 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 4.72, 17 Jordan Spieth (USA) 4.72, 18 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.54, 19 Webb Simpson (USA) 4.35, 20 Luke Donald (Eng)