Walker to 32nd in OWGR; McIlroy drops to 7th

Jimmy Walker during the third round of the Sony Open.

Jimmy Walker during the third round of the Sony Open.

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2Robert Allenby-24-4
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Jimmy Walker's second PGA Tour victory of the 2013-14 season, at the Sony Open, moved him up 15 spots in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Walker is now ranked 32nd, a career best.

Chris Kirk, the Sony runner-up, also has achieved a career-high ranking, improving 11 spots, to 46th.

Rory McIlroy, a former World No. 1 who did not play this past week, slipped another spot, dropping to seventh. Zach Johnson, whose eighth-place finish at Sony was his 10th top 10 in his past 13 ranked events, replaced McIlroy at No. 6.

Louis Oosthuizen, who won the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions, rose from 34th to 27th. It's the best ranking for the 2010 Open Championship winner since the South African was ranked 12th in July.

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