Masters win moves Willett to ninth in the world


Thanks to his dramatic, come-from-behind Masters victory on Sunday, Danny Willett has advanced from 12th to ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking, a career-high for the 28-year-old.

On the strength of four worldwide victories since Dec. 2014, Willett has vaulted himself nearly 100 spots in the span of 18 months, from 104th in Nov. 2014 to now inside the top 10.

The win also pushes Willett ahead of Justin Rose, now No. 10, as the top-ranked Englishman in golf and nudges Patrick Reed from 10th to 11th.

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Although there were no other changes to the top 10, runner-up and world No. 2 Jordan Spieth did cut Jason Day's points advantage in half, moving from roughly 1.4 points behind the world No. 1 to .7 points.

One notable change further down the list was Lee Westwood's comfortable re-entry into the top 50. Westwood's tie for second with Spieth has the 42-year-old up to 35th from 67th. Westwood ended last year 50th in the world, allowing him in this year's Masters by a single spot.

Here is your new OWGR top 10 for the week of April 10, 2016: 1. Jason Day, 2. Jordan Spieth, 3. Rory McIlroy, 4. Bubba Watson, 5. Rickie Fowler, 6. Henrik Stenson, 7. Adam Scott, 8. Dustin Johnson, 9. Danny Willett, 10. Justin Rose.

Tiger Woods, who did not compete in the Masters, jumped one spot, to 475th.