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Reed moves into golf’s top 20

Paris – Patrick Reed's victory in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami on Sunday has hoisted the 23-year-old American into the world top 20 for the first time.

Reed's third PGA Tour win inside seven months has seen him move up to 20th place in a top 20 dominated by American players - 12 in total.

Patrick Reed's victory in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami has hoisted the 23-year-old American into the world top 20 for the first time. Photo by: Wilfredo Lee. Credit: AP

Tiger Woods retained the number one status despite a poor finish in Miami where he failed to register a single birdie in his round of 78.

Woods finished in a tie for 25th, level with his closest challenger in the world rankings Adam Scott of Australia.

World golf top 20 rankings:

1. Tiger Woods (USA) 9.92

2. Adam Scott (AUS) 8.49

3. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 8.34

4. Jason Day (AUS) 6.94

5. Phil Mickelson (USA) 6.50

6. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 6.32

7. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.24

8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 6.06

9. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.99

10. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.93

11. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.63

12. Bubba Watson (USA) 5.49

13. Jordan Spieth (USA) 5.28

14. Steve Stricker (USA) 4.81

15. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 4.79

16. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 4.64

17. Jason Dufner (USA) 4.60

18. Ian Poulter (ENG) 4.41

19. Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.29

20. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.15 – Sapa-AFP

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