Date: March 18, 2014
Author: Nicholas McGee, Omnisport

Senden up to 60 after Valspar triumph

John Senden has surged up to number 60 in the golf world rankings following his win at the Valspar Championship.

Australian Senden carded a one-under-par round of 70 on the final day in Palm Harbor, Florida to claim his first PGA Tour win in seven years as American Kevin Na missed a birdie putt on the 18th and the chance to force a play-off.

That miss handed a one-shot win to Senden, who has moved up 63 places to number 60, while Na has risen 95 places to number 80.

Alejandro Canizares produced a magnificent performance at the Trophee Hassan II, winning by five shots from England's Andy Sullivan.

The Spaniard ended an eight-year wait for a second European Tour title with the victory and has jumped up to 89th in the world. 

There have been few changes at the top end of the rankings, with Tiger Woods still leading the way ahead of Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson.

England's Justin Rose is up one place to sixth following a tied-eighth finish at the in Florida, while Sergio Garcia has leapfrogged Zach Johnson into ninth.

Jason Dufner is up one spot to 16th, and Luke Donald has risen four places to 21 after finishing tied fourth at the Valspar.