Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Simpson climbs to No. 7 in the world, up 200 spots in one year

   One year ago, Webb Simpson was the 207th-ranked golfer in the world.

   After his tie for third in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions Monday, Simpson jumped from 10th to seventh in the world rankings. That makes him the second-highest ranked American behind Tournament of Champions winner Steve Stricker, who climbed to fifth.

    It's a remarkable jump of 200 spots for Simpson, who picked up at Kapalua where he left off last year. In fact, Simpson has been in contention so often since last August that's it's surprising when he isn't on the leader board.

   The top five in the world at the moment are Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and Stricker.


Kingward said...

I think he's the best young player out there. All he needs to do is keep doing what he's doing. He can play with anybody.