Walker, Lynn move inside OWGR top 50

Jimmy Walker during the final round of the Frys.com Open.

Jimmy Walker during the final round of the Frys.com Open.

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Jimmy Walker and David Lynn, both coming off victories Sunday, moved inside the top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Walker, who won the 2013-14 PGA Tour season opener, the Frys.com Open, jumped from No. 66 to No. 45 in the world. His previous highest ranking was 59th, which he achieved after a T-15 showing at the 2013 Players Championship.

Lynn, who notched his second career European Tour victory at the Portugal Masters, re-enters the top 50 for the first time since he was ranked 48th after a T-22 finish at the 2013 PGA Championship. Lynn jumped from No. 53 to No. 34 with his win in Portugal, earning his highest career world ranking since he was ranked 39th in 2012.

Also moving up is Vijay Singh, who rose from 184th to 142nd following his runner-up finish at CordeValle. Brooks Koepka, who held the 54-hole lead at the Frys.com Open before finishing T-3, went from No. 100 to No. 81.

Charl Schwartzel, who won the China Masters on the OneAsia Tour, climbed two spots to No. 17.

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