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Zach Johnson's win at World Challenge lifts him into world's top 10 for first time

Last Updated: 09/12/13 6:19pm

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Zach Johnson has entered the world's top 10 for the first time

Zach Johnson has entered the world's top 10 for the first time

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Zach Johnson's thrilling victory at the World Challenge has seen him crack the world's top 10 for the first time.

Johnson produced a remarkable comeback at Sherwood Country Club on Sunday as he made up a four-stroke deficit on tournament host Tiger Woods before edging out the World No.1 in a play-off.

It was a second victory in his last five starts with the 37-year-old having walked away with the BMW Championship title back in September's FedEx Cup play-offs.

That sparkling form has resulted in Johnson breaking new ground with the 2007 Masters champion climbing from 16th to ninth in the latest round of world rankings.

The American replaces Jason Day in the top 10 with the Australian dropping down to 11th spot.

European veterans Thomas Bjorn and Miguel Angel Jimenez also made significant strides after their wins in South Africa and Hong Kong respectively.

Bjorn, who clinched the Nedbank Challenge by two shots, moves from 34th to 25th, while Jimenez, who claimed the Hong Kong Open for a fourth time, rises ten places to 38th.

World Rankings: 1 Tiger Woods (USA) 12.34pts, 2 Adam Scott (Aus) 10.00, 3 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 9.01, 4 Justin Rose (Eng) 7.53, 5 Phil Mickelson (USA) 7.44, 6 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 6.82, 7 Matt Kuchar (USA) 6.47, 8 Steve Stricker (USA) 6.04, 9 Zach Johnson (USA) 5.71, 10 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 5.52, 11 Jason Day (Aus) 5.50, 12 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 5.28, 13 Jason Dufner (USA) 5.28, 14 Ian Poulter (Eng) 5.26, 15 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.02, 16 Luke Donald (Eng) 4.87, 17 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.82, 18 Jim Furyk (USA) 4.81, 19 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 4.68, 20 Keegan Bradley (USA) 4.54

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