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Will Zalatoris climbs into top 30 of world ranking

Masters runner-up continues to rise in Official World Golf Ranking, reaching a career-high 27th after missing green jacket by 1 stroke

27: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, a career high and a jump of 19 spots, for American Will Zalatoris, who finished runner-up by one stroke to Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama on Sunday at the Masters. Zalatoris, 24, in his first year on the PGA Tour, has made a steady climb in the world order since ending 2019 at No. 672. A T-6 at the 2020 U.S. Open lifted Zalatoris to No. 76, and he broke into the top 50 on the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing. He owns two top 10s in his past four starts. Matsuyama, who was ranked a career-high No. 2 after a runner-up finish in the 2017 U.S. Open, improved 11 spots, to 14th, with his first major title. The only changes among the top 10 were with Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau changing spots, with Schauffele moving to fifth and DeChambeau slipping to sixth. American Dustin Johnson remained No. 1 for a 34th consecutive week.

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