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Jacobson and Larrazabal climb; Garcia nears top 50
June 27, 2011

Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson finished one stroke ahead of Ryan Moore and John Rollins at the Travelers Championship to claim his maiden win on the PGA Tour. The 36-year-old shot 66 in his final round to reach 20 under with just one bogey in his 72 holes in Cromwell, Connecticut and take the title. Ryan Moore pressed hard over the weekend with scores of 64-63 and could have tied Jacobson on the 72nd hole but after finding two bunkers finished with his first bogey of the day. Jacobson climbs to World Number 61, an improvement of 49 positions.

Pablo Larrazabal defeated fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia on the 5th hole of a play-off to win the BMW International Open. The 28-year-old's victory in Munich came only 20 days after he lost at the sixth hole of sudden death in an Open Championship qualifier at Sunningdale. Now Larrazabal will be going to Sandwich after all - and so will Garcia, whose runner-up finish earned him the other spot up for grabs off a "current form" mini money list. The players had tied on 16 under par after Garcia birdied the 18th hole for the fourth successive day in regulation play, but he three putted for par on the same hole and the title was Larrazabal's. Larrazabal moves up to World Number 94, a jump of 86 places while Garcia moves to World Number 51.

A lacklustre tie for 18th place in the BMW International Open, seven shots behind the leaders, drops Martin Kaymer one spot down the Ranking, and moves US Open Champion Rory McIlroy up to third, meaning that for the first time in the history of the Official World Golf Ranking three UK players occupy the top spots.

Hwang Jun-gong fired a superb final round of 66 to clinch the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour by a shot from fellow South Korean Kim Kyung-tae. The win takes Hwang to World Number 288.

This week's other winners were Erik Compton at the Mexico Open on the Nationwide Tour, Edouard Dubois at the Scottish Hydro Challenge on the Challenge Tour, Danny Sahl at the Syncrude Boreal Open on the Canadian Tour and Kang Kyung-nam at the Dongbu Promi Open on the Korean Golf Tour.


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