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Jason Day slips to 4th in world ranking

Matsuyama earns highest ever ranking (Photo: Bruce Young)
Several significant changes to the World Ranking were made this weekend after the dust had settled at the Players’ Championship.

Australia’s Jason Day has slipped to 4th following his disastrous final day on Sunday, his round of 80 seeing him slip to 60th in the event and Hideki Matsuyama has now moved past him to 3rd, the highest ever ranking for the 25 year old Japanese star.

Matsuyama’s powerful finish, which saw him home in 31 after playing the final three holes in 4 under on day four, moved him 32 places from his overnight position and into a share of 22nd at the TPC Sawgrass.

Having started the final round four shots behind Day, Matsuyama finished seven shots and 38 places in front of the Queenslander and he is now behind just Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in the world ranking.

Sergio Garcia moved one spot higher into 5th position despite a 30th place finish this week at The Players.

Adam Scott jumped two places with his share of 6th this week and has moved back to 9th having slipped outside the top ten following the Masters despite a good week there.

The big mover this week was of course the winner, Si Woo Kim, whose win earned him 80 ranking points and he jumped from 75th to 28th. Having never been higher than 51st previously the 21 year old is now closing in on the elite of the game.

Joint runner-up this week, Louis Oosthuizen jumped from 33rd to 18th while the man he shared the runner-up position with this week, Ian Poulter, was the biggest mover, jumping from 197th to 80th.

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Bruce Young
About The Author : Bruce Young

A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of and background in the game of golf comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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