PHILADELPHIA - Bubba Watson's win Sunday at the Masters helped him soar to a career-best spot of No. 4 in this week's world rankings.
Watson was the eighth straight first-time major champion, and the 14th different winner in the last 14 majors.
The top three players in the world were unchanged with Luke Donald followed by Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.
Watson was trailed by Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods, who all fell one spot apiece.
Phil Mickelson shared third behind Watson and moved up five to No. 9, while Justin Rose dipped a notch to 10th. Adam Scott improved a pair to 11, last year's Masters winner Charl Schwartzel tumbled four to 12th and Webb Simpson slipped three to 13th.
Matt Kuchar, who shared third with Mickelson, Westwood and Peter Hanson, was up four to 14th, while Graeme McDowell stayed put in 15th. Jason Day and Dustin Johnson both fell five to 16 and 17. Bill Haas dipped one to 18th.
Louis Oosthuizen, who lost the Masters playoff to Watson, climbed eight to 19th and PGA Champion Keegan Bradley was down one to 20th.
Nick Watney fell out of the top 20 as he slid two to 22nd.