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Charl Schwartzel returns to world's top 20 on back of Alfred Dunhill Championship win

Last Updated: 03/12/13 6:01pm

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Charl Schwartzel acknowledges the galleries after sealing victory at Leopard Creek

Charl Schwartzel acknowledges the galleries after sealing victory at Leopard Creek

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Charl Schwartzel has returned to the world's top 20 on the back of his four-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship over the weekend.

The 29-year-old secured the title for a third time as he emerged triumphant at Leopard Creek, defending the crown he won by 12 strokes last year.

The win came on the back of a top-four finish at the South Africa Open the week previously and sees Schwartzel rise three places to 18 in the latest round of world rankings.

Another climber is rising Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama who became the first rookie to clinch the Japanese Tour's money-list title after his fourth win of a stellar season at the Casio World Open.

The 21-year-old, who claimed top-10 finishes at both the US Open and Open Championship this season, defeated Yuta Ikeda by one shot to cap a memorable first campaign in the paid ranks.

Matsuyama started the year at 128 in the rankings, but has now moved up to 23rd in the latest world list.

World Rankings: 1 Tiger Woods (USA) 11.89pts, 2 Adam Scott (Aus) 10.13, 3 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 8.85, 4 Phil Mickelson (USA) 7.57, 5 Justin Rose (Eng) 7.50, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.86, 7 Matt Kuchar (USA) 6.27, 8 Steve Stricker (USA) 6.03, 9 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 5.63, 10 Jason Day (Aus) 5.41, 11 Jason Dufner (USA) 5.28, 12 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 5.20, 13 Ian Poulter (Eng) 5.18, 14 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.14, 15 Luke Donald (Eng) 4.91, 16 Zach Johnson (USA) 4.90, 17 Jim Furyk (USA) 4.74, 18 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.73, 19 Keegan Bradley (USA) 4.60, 20 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 4.39

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