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Golf Rankings: Hideki Matsuyama closes on top two

PARIS: Hideki Matsuyama closed in on Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson at the top of the world golf rankings on Monday, after his stunning win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

The Japanese cut the gap to less than 0.1 points to Spieth in the rankings, as he looks to regain the world number two spot from the British Open champion after a final-round 61 catapulted him to victory on Sunday at Firestone.

Johnson remains at the summit, although his lead has been cut, while Rickie Fowler moved back into the world's top 10 at the expense of US Open champion Brooks Koepka.

American Charley Hoffman broke into the top 20 for the first time in his career after finishing third in Akron.

World top 20
1. Dustin Johnson (USA) 11.23 average pts
2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 9.05
3. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 8.99
4. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 7.50
5. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 6.87
6. Jon Rahm (ESP) 6.50
7. Jason Day (AUS) 6.30
8. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 6.20
9. Alex Noren (SWE) 6.19
10. Rickie Fowler (USA) 5.78 (+1)
11. Brooks Koepka (USA) 5.73 (-1)
12. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.22
13. Justin Rose (ENG) 4.82
14. Justin Thomas (USA) 4.81
15. Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 4.76
16. Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 4.56


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