PGA Tour

Matsuyama, Willett on the move in rankings

Hideki Matsuyama (AFP)
Hideki Matsuyama (AFP)

Paris - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and England's Danny Willett both entered the world top 15 with tournament wins on Sunday.

Matsuyama moved up six places to 12th by defeating Rickie Fowler in a playoff to take the Phoenix Open, while Willett jumped seven places to 13th by sinking a 15-footer at the last to win the Dubai Desert Classic.

The top four places in the world rankings remained unchanged with Rory McIlroy just managing to hold onto second place ahead of Jason Day with a tie for sixth in Dubai.

Neither world number one Spieth, who is nearly two points clear of McIlroy, nor Day were in action last week.

1. Jordan Spieth (USA) 11.95 pts

2. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 10.07

3. Jason Day (AUS) 10.04

4. Rickie Fowler (USA) 8.23

5. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.32

6. Bubba Watson (USA) 7.29

7. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.32

8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.72

9. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.94

10. Jim Furyk (USA) 4.86

11. Branden Grace (RSA) 4.85

12. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.64

13. Danny Willett (ENG) 4.53

14. Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.26

15. Zach Johnson (USA) 4.21

16. Sergio Garca (ESP) 4.10

17. Kevin Kisner (USA) 4.05

18. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.04

19. Brooks Koepka (USA) 3.98

20. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.54

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