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Johnson and Schwartzel climb rankings

The 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson fired a final round six-under-par 64 to claim a two-stroke victory at the Valero Texas Open. Johnson had seven birdies and a bogey to finish at 19-under-par 261, two strokes ahead of three players, Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson and Tim Wilkinson. Johnson climbs 11 places in the Official World Golf Ranking to 33rd.

Charl Schwartzel won the Madrid Masters after producing a bogey free final round of 66 at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid for a 19-under-par total of 199. Two of the South African's three European Tour wins have now come in the Spanish Capital following his Spanish Open win last year. This victory takes Schwartzel to World Number 66 an improvement of 31 places.

Makoto Inoue won the Canon Open on the Japan Golf Tour by a stroke from 4 players tied on second place. Inoue jumps 183 positions in the Official World Golf Ranking to 243rd thanks to the victory.

This week's other winners were Marc Leishman at the WNB Golf Classic on the Nationwide Tour and Liang Wen-Chong at the Hero Honda Indian Open on the Asian Tour.

October 13, 2008

 




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