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Woodland cracks top 30 in OWGR after Phoenix win

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After snapping a five-year winless drought, Gary Woodland has returned to the top 30 in the world ranking.

Woodland climbed from No. 53 to No. 26 after his playoff victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, his first victory since 2013. It’s his highest position since May 2015, when he reached No. 24.

Chez Reavie, who lost on the first playoff hole, made an even bigger jump, rising from No. 93 to No. 61.

Shubhankar Sharma, a winner on the European Tour for the second time in his past five starts, cracked the top 75 in the world. He is now ranked 72nd, after ending last year at No. 202.

The top 10 in the world ranking remained unchanged, save for Justin Rose (now No. 5) and Hideki Matsuyama (now No. 6) swapping spots: Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahn, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rose, Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Jason Day.