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Watney, Hanson into top 20 in world rankings

1:50 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Nick Watney and Peter Hanson won tournaments in Asia last weekend and both moved into the top 20 in this week's world rankings.

Watney jumped six places to No. 16, while Hanson leapt eight slots to No. 17. Hanson is in the top 20 for the first time in his career.

The top six in the rankings remained the same with Rory McIlroy followed again by Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Adam Scott.

Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson exchanged places with the U.S. Open champ up to seventh and the Masters winner down to No. 8. Brandt Snedeker inched up one to ninth, while Jason Dufner slipped a notch to 10th.

Louis Oosthuizen and Steve Stricker flip-flopped spots with Oosthuizen up to 11th. Matt Kuchar, Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson remained 13th through 15th.

Following Watney and Hanson, Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson were down two places each to Nos. 18 and 19, respectively. Bo Van Pelt shared second behind Watney in Malaysia and moved up three to 20th.

Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan all fell out of the top 20 this week.

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