Jordan Spieth rises to No. 2 in golf rankings after Masters win

Jordan Spieth propels to No. 2 in the world golf rankings after his victory at the Masters

Jordan Spieth got more than a green jacket for his victory at the Masters.

On Monday, the 21-year-old rose to No. 2 in the world rankings on the strength of his big win at Augusta National Golf Club.

Spieth has said, repeatedly, that he wants to be No. 1.

"I think that I'm still behind, and so there's still ... I'm still chasing that goal," he said. "It's going to be very difficult, but to be a large step closer is huge."

This year has seen the Texan steadily rising. He previously ranked No. 4, thanks to a victory at the Valspar Championship and two second-place finishes, all in the last month.

Rory McIlroy, who finished fourth at the Masters, kept his spot atop this week's rankings.

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