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Points soars in world rankings; Masters field set

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - D.A. Points waited out a weather delay in the final round Sunday, then closed out his victory at the Houston Open, and that win helped him soar in this week's world golf rankings.

Points jumped 125 places to No. 70 this week. The victory also earned him a spot in the field at The Masters.

The field for The Masters was set as those in the top 50 this week earned a spot if they were not already qualified. Three players qualified through the rankings -- Henrik Stenson, Fredrik Jacobson and Richard Sterne. If the winner of this week's Texas Open is not in the field already, that person would gain the final spot in the field at Augusta.

There was little movement at the top of the rankings. Tiger Woods remained No. 1 and was again followed by Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar.

Phil Mickelson inched up one to No. 10 and that bumped Keegan Bradley down one to 11. Ian Poulter stayed 12th and was followed by Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson and Charl Schwartzel.

Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell exchanged places with Garcia moving up to 16th and McDowell slipping to 17th. Jason Dufner held steady in 18th, while Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson flip-flopped positions in 19th and 20th to close out this week's rankings.

04/01 16:04:38 ET


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