Masters win moves Spieth to No. 2 in the world

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Jordan Spieth stated before his Masters win that it was his goal to chase down Rory McIlroy as the No. 1 player in the world. And now he's just one spot behind.

Thanks to his victory Sunday, Spieth jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, passing Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson.

Since the start of his professional career in 2013, Spieth has vaulted from 807th to second. Over those 26 1/2 months, he's claimed five worldwide victories, recorded 24 top-10 finishes in 60 PGA Tour events, and collected $13.2 million in Tour earnings.


Updated Official World Golf Ranking


Masters runner-up Justin Rose, who shared second place with Phil Mickelson, also received a rankings bump, re-entering the top 10 at No. 8.

And finally, even with a T-17 finish that provided plenty of reason for optimism, Tiger Woods was unable to get on the right side of the century mark. The former world No. 1 is now No. 101, sandwiched between Shingo Katayama and Scott Hend.

Here is your OWGR top 10 for the week of April 12: 1. McIlroy, 2. Spieth, 3. Stenson, 4. Watson, 5. Jason Day, 6. Dustin Johnson, 7. Adam Scott, 8. Rose, 9. Sergio Garcia, 10. Jim Furyk.