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Masters win gives Danny Willett minimal jump in Official World Golf Ranking

Danny Willett speaks to the press after winning the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Danny Willett speaks to the press after winning the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. (Getty Images)

Danny Willett’s win at the first major of 2016, the Masters, jumped him three spots to No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Justin Rose, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen each dropped one spot due to Willett’s rise, but there are no names in the top 12 this week.

Lee Westwood was the week’s big mover as he jumped 32 spots to No. 35 in the world after finishing T-2 at the Masters.

Brandt Snedeker’s T-10 at Augusta allowed him to crack the top-15 at 15 in the OWGR.

Rafa Cabrera Bello continued his rise up the rankings and is now up to 29 after ending 2015 at 114 in the world.

Daniel Berger also earned a T-10 at the Masters and that has allowed him to crack the top-50, moving up eight spots to No. 45 in the world.

Jordan Spieth’s disappointing T-2 at the first major of the year closed the gap between him and No. 1 Jason Day by about a half a point, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Aussie, who finished T-10 at Augusta.

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