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Hideki Matsuyama moved up one place to third in the latest world rankings list released Sunday, the highest placing ever achieved by a Japanese male golfer.

Matsuyama, who finished in a tie for 22nd at the Players Championship on Sunday, overtook Australia’s Jason Day in the rankings, while the top two players remained unchanged with Dustin Johnson of the United States at No. 1 and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in second.

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