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Billy Horschel returns to top 20 in world order

After winning WGC Match Play, Horschel jumps to No. 17 in Official World Golf Ranking, his best position in nearly 6 years

17: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Billy Horschel, who moved into the top 20 on Monday for the first time in nearly six years with his victory Sunday at the WGC Match Play. Horschel, 34, was ranked as high as No. 12 in late 2014, shortly after he won the PGA Tour’s last two playoff events en route to the season title. The top 10 of the world ranking remained unchanged, with American Dustin Johnson at No. 1 for a 32nd consecutive week. Johnson, a last-minute addition to this week’s Valero Texas Open after he failed to advance out of group play at last week’s WGC Match Play, will be the defending champion next week at the Masters. American Joel Dahmen also made a move in the world order on the strength of his victory at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Dahmen improved 20 spots, to No. 61, which is three places off of his career high. South Africa’s Daniel Van Tonder leaped from No. 140 to a career-high 73rd with his first European Tour victory, at the Kenya Savannah Classic.

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