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Portugal Masters: David Lynn Jumps To 34th After Rousing Victory
David Lynn has climbed to 34th in the latest world rankings, a career high for the Englishman, after securing his first win in nine years.
Lynn won for the first time since the 2004KLM Open – his only success on the European Tour – by winning the Portugal Masters with a rousing final round 63. Before the Portugal Masters Lynn was 52nd in the world rankings.
Elsewhere, Jimmy Walker moved into the world’s top 50 for the first time after winning the opening event of the new 2013/2014 season, the Frys.com Open. Walker’s first win on the PGA Tour saw him leap an incredible 21 places from 64th to 45th.
2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel scored a one-shot success in the Nanshan China Masters and moved up two places from 19th to 17th.
The world top 10 did not change at all, with Tiger Woods retaining a tight grip on top spot, with Adam Scott in second.