Movers & Shakers: Majors Update


Even when there are no tournaments, the rankings can still shift. This past week showcased that.

A 2010 PAA event on Table Rock dropped off, and when it did, it helped (and hurt) a number of anglers’ averages.

Take Ott Defoe. He finished 41st in that event, and with it dropped from the current two-year time frame, his average improved enough for him to climb into No. 2 in the world in the Majors World Ranking.

Meanwhile, Mark Rose finished eighth in that same event. So when it dropped, it hurt his average, slipping him two spots to 10th.

Some other notable fallout in the top 50 from the dropping of the event includes Aaron Martens slipping five spots to 23rd (he finished second in that event), Jason Christie climbing five spots to 19th (he finished 34th), and Stacey King slipping four spots to 26th (he finished seventh).


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