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2012 US Open: Cleveland Native Jason Dufner Moves To No. 8 In Rankings, Maintains Money Lead

After his career-best showing at last week's U.S. Open, Cleveland native Jason Dufner moved up to No. 8 in the world rankings -- and maintained his No. 1 ranking among the PGA Tour money leaders.

An article from the Opelika Auburn News -- Dufner played college golf at Auburn -- broke down where Dufner stands following his strong showing at the U.S. Open:

Dufner maintained his lead on the PGA Tour money list, receiving a check of $276,841. He now has earned $4.077 million through 15 events this season, almost $822,000 more than second-place Hunter Mahan.

The former Tiger also received 114 FedEx Cup points, maintaining his lead in the standings with 1,849 this season. He has 340 more points than Mahan, who is second.

Open champion Webb Simpson gave the World Golf Rankings top 10 its biggest change, climbing nine spots to 5th place. The top three were unchanged, even though No. 1 Luke Donald and No. 2 Rory McIlroy missed the cut while No. 3 Lee Westwood had a top 10 finish at the Open at 5-over.

Last weekend was the fourth time this season that Dufner has finished in the top four at a tournament. He notched his first career win at the Zurich Classic at the end of April, and a few weeks later got another No. 1 finish at the HP Byron Nelson -- both good for $1 million-plus paydays.

He finished second at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, which netted him another $691,000.

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