With a victory at the Qatar Masters on Saturday, Sergio Garcia jumped two spots to No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking released Monday, his highest placement in more than four years.
Still in search of his first career major win, Garcia was eighth in the world on Nov. 29, 2009. The Spaniard has been ranked as high as No. 2, but never held down the top spot.
Prior to this week, Garcia spent a combined 318 weeks in the world's top 10. The 34-year-old now owns 11 European Tour wins as well as 18 top-10s in 61 career majors as a pro and amateur.
In recent years, Garcia had dropped as low as 85th in the world as of March 13, 2011. He is currently third on the world points list for the European Ryder Cup team after his victory and is second in the Race To Dubai rankings, the European Tour's money list.
Scott Stallings, the winner Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour, jumped from 112th in the world to 53rd, likely earning him a spot in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February. The top 64 in the OWGR make the field and cutoff is Feb. 10, the day after the end of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.