G-Mac tied 4th with Lefty in rankings
Graeme McDowell has moved up into a tie for fourth place with Phil Mickelson on this week’s World Rankings list.
Graeme McDowell has moved up into a tie for fourth place with Phil Mickelson on this week’s World Rankings list as the two head for the Emirates and this week’s Abu Dhabi Championship.
There is also another unusual tie lower down in 10th place which Ernie Els now shares with Ian Poulter and it means that Europe, the most recent winners of the Ryder Cup, continues to outrank the USA at the top end of the Rankings.
This via Westwood (1st), Kaymer (3rd), McDowell (tied 4th), Paul Casey (8th), Luke Donald (9th) and Poulter (tied 10th).
Against Europe’s six golfers, the Americans have four ranked in the top 10, these being Tiger Woods (2nd), Mickelson (tied 4th), Steve Stricker (6th) and Jim Furyk (7th).
In the Top 20 there are 10 Europe-born golfers to 6 Americans and four South Africans.
A 5th South African, Charl Schwartzel, has rocketed nine places to No 23 on the strength of his European Tour victory at the Joburg Open in South Africa at the weekend
The latest Top 20 ranked players:
1 Lee Westwood 8.82
2 Tiger Woods 7.31
3 Martin Kaymer 7.04
4 Graeme McDowell and Phil Mickelson tied at 6.23
6 Steve Stricker 6.02
7 Jim Furyk 5.76
8 Paul Casey 5.65
9 Luke Donald 5.50
10 Ernie Els and Ian Poulter tied at 5.40
12 Rory McIlroy 5.40
13 Matt Kuchar 4.81
14 Dustin Johnson 4.41
15 Francesco Molinari 4.32
16 Retief Goosen 4.30
17 Robert Karlsson 4.20
18 Louis Oosthuizen 4.03
19 Edoardo Molinari 4.03
20 Tim Clark 3.83
Other leading Europeans:
26 Padraig Harrington
27 Miguel Angel Jimenez
31 Justin Rose
34 Ross Fisher
39 Peter Hanson
49 Martin Laird
50 Alvaro Quiros
53 Henrik Stenson
62 Matteo Manassero
65 Simon Dyson
71 Anders Hansen
72 Fredrik Andersson Hed
73 Rhys Davies
75 Danny Willett
77 Brian Davis
79 Sergio Garcia
86 Carl Pettersson
88 Soren Kjeldsen
89 Chris Wood
92 Stephen Gallacher
93 Oliver Wilson
96 David Horsey
97 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
Steve Stricker latest US captain trying to contain European talisman Ian Poulter
The Englishman has been given a wild card by captain Padraig Harrington for this week’s contest at Whistling Straits.
Europe players go on charm offensive with ‘cheeseheads’ to appel to local fans
The visitors tried to endear themselves to supporters from Wisconsin by wearing the hats associated with the Green Bay Packers.
I’ll get a tattoo if we win the Ryder Cup, says Padraig Harrington
The Irishman will captain Europe at Whistling Straits this week.
Ian Poulter demands ‘extra special’ effort from Europe to upset Ryder Cup odds
The United States are firm favourites to make it seven wins in the last eight contests for the home side.
Tommy Fleetwood ready to forge new partnership after ‘Moliwood’ success in Paris
The English-Italian pairing won four points together over the first two days in Paris three years ago.
Team USA captain Steve Stricker tells fans not to ‘cross the line’ at Ryder Cup
Europe’s Rory McIlroy had to ask for a man to be removed for being abusive the last time the contest took place in America.
I’m always up for the Ryder Cup, says Sergio Garcia
The Spaniard is set to play in the event for a 10th time.
Padraig Harrington hopes the numbers add up and inspire Europe to an away win
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy believes retaining the trophy would be a “monumental achievement.”
‘It’s not comfortable’ being a pantomime villain, admits Bryson DeChambeau
The 2020 US Open champion has been involved in a long-running feud with Ryder Cup team-mate Brooks Koepka.