Luke Donald stays at No 3

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Lee Westwood has retaken the No 1 spot on the World Rankings from Martin Kaymer, but Luke Donald remains at No 3.

England’s Lee Westwood has retaken the No 1 spot on the World Rankings list from Germany’s Martin Kaymer, but Luke Donald, also of England and his chief adversary for the crown this week, has remained at No 3 after losing his sudden-death play-off at the Heritage.

Donald was primed to capture the top rung on the rankings this week when he started the final round with a one shot lead at The Heritage on the US PGA Tour on Sunday, but he was reeled in and matched by the fast-closing American Brandt Snedeker, who then went on to win the play off.

Westwood, who held the World No 1 crown for 17 weeks after taking it from Tiger Woods last November, had effectively won it back from Kaymer earlier on Sunday when he triumphed at the Asian Tour’s Indonesian Masters in Jakarta,, but he would have been overtaken by Donald had his fellow Englishman won The Heritage.

This because there were more ranking points available at The Heritage with its stronger field.

Kaymer, who was the World No 1 for eight weeks, was not playing this week,

In the meantime, Snedeker, whose victory was his second on the PGA Tour since his first in the 2007 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro in his rookie season, moved 28 rankings places into the all-important Top 50 bubble in 38th place and has almost certainly earned his ticket to the US Open in June and to the other two majors later in the year if he can keep himself in the Top 50.

Here are the top 100 golfers on the latest Official World Rankings list

1 Lee Westwood (Eng) 7.65
2 Martin Kaymer (Ger)7.52
3 Luke Donald (Eng) 7.37
4 Phil Mickelson (USA) 6.52
5 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 5.84
6 Tiger Woods (USA) 5.72
7 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 5.64
8 Paul Casey (Eng) 5.59
9 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.48
10 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.21
11 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 5.13
12 Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.99
13 Jim Furyk (USA) 4.79
14 Nick Watney (USA) 4.60
15 Ernie Els (Rsa) 4.43
16 Bubba Watson (USA) 4.31
17 Ian Poulter (Eng) 4.21
18 Adam Scott (Aus) 4.18
19 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 4.06
20 Hunter Mahan (USA) 4.04
21 Martin Laird (Sco) 3.96
22 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 3.95
23 Jason Day (Aus) 3.92
24 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 3.87
25 Justin Rose (Eng) 3.75
26 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 3.61
27 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 3.53
28 Tim Clark (Rsa) 3.47
29 Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 3.46
30 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 3.45
31 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 3.43
32 Robert Allenby (Aus) 3.31
33 Matteo Manassero (Ita) 3.27
34 Y.E. Yang (Kor) 3.00
35 Ben Crane (USA) 2.98
36 Rickie Fowler (USA) 2.96
37 K J Choi (Kor) 2.93
38 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 2.92
39 Kyung-Tae Kim (Kor) 2.89
40 Ryan Moore (USA) 2.86
41 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 2.82
42 Zach Johnson (USA) 2.82
43 Peter Hanson (Swe) 2.71
44 Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 2.66
45 Anthony Kim (USA) 2.63
46 Gary Woodland (USA) 2.62
47 Ross Fisher (Eng) 2.62
48 Bo Van Pelt (USA) 2.58
49 Anders Hansen (Den) 2.54
50 Bill Haas (USA) 2.50
51 Mark Wilson (USA) 2.48
52 Charley Hoffman (USA) 2.41
53 Ryan Palmer (USA) 2.36
54 Vijay Singh (Fij) 2.34
55 Camilo Villegas (Col) 2.33
56 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 2.31
57 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 2.31
58 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 2.30
59 Stephen Marino (USA) 2.27
60 Jeff Overton (USA) 2.26
61 Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 2.22
62 J.B. Holmes (USA) 2.22
63 Jonathan Byrd (USA) 2.15
64 Scott Verplank (USA) 2.14
65 Kevin Na (USA) 2.13
66 Stewart Cink (USA) 2.08
67 Thomas Bjorn (Den) 2.06
68 Ricky Barnes (USA) 2.01
69 Brendan Jones (Aus) 1.99
70 Sean O’Hair (USA) 1.86
71 Heath Slocum 1.85
72 Stuart Appleby (Aus) 1.85
73 Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 1.85
74 Richard Green (Aus) 1.84
75 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 1.83
76 Garcia Sergio (Spa) 1.83
77 Jason Dufner (USA) 1.82
78 Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) 1.82
79 Angel Cabrera (Arg) 1.81
80 Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 1.81
81 David Toms (USA) 1.78
82 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 1.74
83 Simon Dyson (Eng) 1.73
84 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 1.71
85 Jhonattan Vegas (USA) 1.69
86 Marc Leishman (Aus) 1.67
87 Rhys Davies (Wal) 1.66
88 David Horsey (Eng) 1.65
89 D.A. Points (USA) 1.65
90 Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 1.63
91 Chris Kirk (USA) 1.62
92 Brendon De Jonge (USA) 1.60
93 Spencer Levin (USA) 1.59
94 Wen-chong Liang (Chn) 1.58
95 Brian Davis (Eng) 1.57
96 Danny Willett (Eng) 1.56
97 Robert Garrigus (USA) 1.55
98 Webb Simpson (USA) 1.53
99 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 1.53
100 James Kingston (Rsa) 1.53

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