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LONDON (AP) _ John Cook climbed 21 spots in the world ranking Monday to No. 42, giving him an exemption to both the U.S. Open and the British Open at Muirfield, where he nearly won the claret jug 10 years ago.

Cook closed with a 65-69 on the weekend at the Memorial and tied for second, two strokes behind Jim Furyk.

The U.S. Golf Association set Monday as the deadline for making the top 50 in the world ranking. Billy Andrade, who tied for ninth at the Memorial, improved from No. 48 to No. 45.

Matt Kuchar and Len Mattiace, who grew up playing the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in New York, also stayed in the top 50.

Charles Howell III started last week at No. 50 but fell three spots. He will have to go through a 36-hole qualifier next week.

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club also set Monday as the deadline for exemptions to the British Open. It will be played at Muirfield for the first time since 1992, when Cook finished runner-up behind Nick Faldo. It was the closest Cook has come to winning a major.