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Christiaan Bezuidenhout prepares for return to Masters

After South African wins Alfred Dunhill title, he improves to No. 41 in the world ranking and lines up for an encore at Augusta National

41: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who improved 20 spots in the world order after his victory Sunday at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The event was co-sponsored by the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour. With the move, Bezuidenhout puts himself in position to return to the Masters Tournament in April. He tied for 38th two weeks ago at Augusta National in his Masters debut. The top 50 in the OWGR at the end of the year qualify for the Masters. American Dustin Johnson remained No. 1 in the world ranking for a 15th consecutive week, and his countrymen occupied 11 of the top 14 spots. Among South Africans, only Louis Oosthuizen, at No. 20, is ranked higher than Bezuidenhout.

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