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Dunne, Byrd make big gains in world rankings

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Paul Dunne vaulted more than 100 spots in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, thanks to his maiden European Tour win at the British Masters.

Dunne rose from 192nd to 88th after holding off Rory McIlroy. McIlroy remained sixth in the rankings.

Updated Official World Golf Ranking

There was little movement in the top 10 as the PGA Tour took the week off, in between seasons. Jason Day dropped from seventh to ninth, bumping both Rickie Fowler (No. 7) and Henrik Stenson (No. 8) up a spot.

The release of this week’s rankings was delayed because of the Tour Championship’s Monday finish. Jonathan Byrd won the event and jumped 237 spots. Once ranked inside the top 40 in the world and a former mainstay in the top 100, Byrd is now 251st.

The top 10 goes like this: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, McIlroy, Fowler, Stenson, Day and Sergio Garcia.