Crane vaults to 101st in world rankings

06/09/2014 1:24 PM

06/09/2014 1:30 PM

Philadelphia, PA ( - Ben Crane hung on for a 1-shot victory at the St. Jude Classic on Sunday, and that vaulted him to 101st in this week's world rankings.

Crane, who earned his fifth career win on the PGA Tour and first since the 2011 The McGladrey Classic, jumped 166 spots up the rankings from 267th last week.

The top of the rankings remained the same heading into the U.S. Open as Adam Scott maintained the No. 1 position ahead of Henrik Stenson, Masters winner Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar.

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth again rounded out the top 10.

Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Hideki Matsuyama, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Jimmy Walker and Victor Dubuisson remained in their positions from 11 through 20.

There were two players who got a spot in the U.S. Open due to their rankings this week, as Kevin Na and Bernd Wiesberger earned the right to play at Pinehurst No. 2.

Na is in 40th and will appear in his fourth U.S. Open, while Wiesberger just made the cut at No. 60 despite losing in a playoff to Mikael Lundberg at the European Tour's Lyoness Open on Sunday.

Lundberg is making his first career appearance at the U.S. Open.

Sports Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service