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Masters champion Dustin Johnson tightens grip on No. 1 ranking

Tournament-record 20-under total to win the green jacket strengthens his hold on the world ranking for a 13th week in a row

13: Number of consecutive weeks that American Dustin Johnson has been ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Johnson, 36, solidified his hold on the top spot with his five-stroke victory Sunday at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. Johnson shot a tournament-record 20 under to claim his 24th title on the PGA Tour, including two major championships. He has been ranked No. 1 for a total of 104 weeks dating to early 2017, which is the fourth-best total since the OWGR’s debut in 1986, behind only Tiger Woods (683 weeks), Greg Norman (331) and Rory McIlroy (106). Two of the top contenders at the recent Masters, co-runners-up Sungjae Im of South Korea and Cameron Smith of Australia, made big moves in the world ranking despite coming up short for the green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. Im moved from 25th to a career-high 18th, and Smith jumped from 45th to 27th, three spots shy of his career high from early 2019.

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