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Jordan Spieth continues rise in world ranking

Texas Open champion improves 15 spots, to No. 38, after winning his 1st PGA Tour title in nearly 4 years

38: Position in the world ranking for American Jordan Spieth, who won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in nearly four years. Spieth, 27, a three-time major champion who had not won since the 2017 British Open, improved 15 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory. The former world No. 1 had fallen to No. 92 after he missed the cut in late January at the Farmers Insurance Open. Since then, though, he has finished fourth or better in six stroke-play events, capped by his victory at TPC San Antonio in his native Texas. The top 10 in the world ranking remained unchanged, with American Dustin Johnson at No. 1 for a 33rd consecutive week. Johnson will be the defending champion and oddsmakers' favorite this week at the 85th Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Spieth, who won the green jacket in 2015, also will be competing.

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