Masters win pushes Sergio Garcia back into golf's Top 10

Dustin Johnson retains his place at the top of the rankings

BY Raf Diallo 14:46 Monday 10 April 2017, 14:46 10 Apr 2017

Sergio Garcia celebrates winning the Masters Tournament on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA, USA. Garcia defeated Justin Rose in a playoff. Looking on is Garcia's caddie, Glen Murray. Photo by Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS/ABACAPRESS.COM

Sergio Garcia has returned to the Top 10 in the world golf rankings following his stunning triumph at the Masters on Sunday night.

The Spanish golfer's dramatic playoff victory over Justin Rose gave him his first major title at the 74th attempt, as he followed in the footsteps of fellow Spaniards Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, who both won the Masters on two occasions.

The win has propelled 37 year old Garcia from 11th to 7th in the latest rankings, just ahead of 2013 US Open winner Rose who is up from 14th to 8th.

Despite missing the tournament through injury after a serious fall on a staircase, Dustin Johnson stills holds a comfortable lead at the top over Rory McIlroy.

Ex World No 1 Jason Day is third in the rankings, while Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and two time Major winner Jordan Spieth are fourth and fifth respectively.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson is the second highest ranked European at No 6, just ahead of Garcia and Rose.

Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas round out the Top 10.

Further back, Ireland's Shane Lowry is 66th after missing the cut at the Masters, while Graeme McDowell is 20 places further back at No 86.

The Top 10 via the Official World Golf Rankings.


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