Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin C. Cox

Shouldering the hopes of a nation, Hideki Matsuyama took home the Green Jacket at the 85th Masters Tournament, making history as the first men’s major Champion from Japan.

Matsuyama entered Sunday’s final round four strokes ahead of the field and never truly looked back, finishing at 10-under 278 and earning his second visit to Butler Cabin just ten years after accepting low amateur honors at his first Masters.

The surprise of the week, albeit not to those who have tracked his rise through the Korn Ferry Tour ranks over the past 18 months, was Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris. Making the most of his Masters debut, the Texas native finished one stroke behind Matsuyama in solo second, becoming the first player since 1982 to finish solo second or better in their first Masters tournament. The finish moves Zalatoris from 34th to 18th in the ranking.

Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele round out the week’s top finishes by U.S. players, both finishing T3 at 7-under. Spieth, riding a wave of solid play with a win at the Valero Texas Open just one week ago, moves to 11th from 13th in the ranking, while Schauffele inches closer to locking up his first Ryder Cup appearance, jumping from 6th to 5th in the standings. Collin Morikawa was the only other mover among the top six, rising from 5th to 4th this week.

RankName (Previous Rank)
1Dustin Johnson (1)
2Bryson DeChambeau (2)
3Justin Thomas (3)
4Collin Morikawa (5)
5Xander Schauffele (6)
6Brooks Koepka (4)
7Patrick Reed (7)
8Tony Finau (8)
9Webb Simpson (10)
10Daniel Berger (9)
11Jordan Spieth (13)
12Billy Horschel (11)

For a full list of the Top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, click here. The points system for this year's American team will include the top six point earners securing spots and the remaining six will be selected by Captain Stricker following the 2021 TOUR Championship.

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