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Johnson moves to 7th in world rankings

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Johnson claimed his first win after a six-month leave of absence from the tour, and that helped him return to the top-10 in the world rankings.

Johnson, who has at least one win in each of the last eight seasons on the PGA Tour, jumped nine spots to No. 7 after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Outside of the top-3 in the rankings, there was plenty of movement. Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson were Nos. 1, 2 and 3 again this week. Watson did move a little closer to McIlroy with his third-place finish at Trump National Doral.

Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day exchanged places with Scott moving up to No. 4. Jim Furyk held steady in sixth and was followed by Johnson.

With Johnson's big move, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth all dropped one spot and are eighth to 10th this week. Rickie Fowler stayed put at No. 11, while Martin Kaymer dropped two to 12th and Jimmy Walker remained 13th.

Matt Kuchar dipped a pair to 14th. Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed slipped one notch apiece to 15 and 16. Billy Horschel and Brooks Koepka both climbed one spot to 17 and 18.

J.B. Holmes, who finished second to Johnson, soared 22 spots to 19th. Victor Dubuisson fell three to No. 20 and Phil Mickelson was bumped out of the top-20 as he was down one to 21st.

Trevor Fisher, Jr. earned his first European Tour title at the Africa Open, while Alex Cejka claimed his first PGA Tour victory at the Puerto Rico Open. Fisher jumped 113 spots to No. 158, while Cejka soared 122 places to No. 163.