McIlroy up to third in the world

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Twenty-two-year-old Rory McIlroy now finds himself at a career-high third in the world rankings.

Twenty-two-year-old Rory McIlroy now finds himself at a career-high third in the world rankings.

The new US Open champion from Northern Ireland has overtaken Martin Kaymer at the top of the list, after the German failed to finish in the top eight at the BMW International Open in Munich.

With Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood at Nos 1 and 2 respectively, it means for the first time since the Ranking were launched in 1986 that the top three spots have been occupied by United Kingdom golfers.

In the meantime, Fredrik Jacobson’s first win on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean at the US PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in at TPC River Highlands at Cromwell in Connecticut on Sunday has hoisted the Swede from 110th on the World Ranking list to 61st

McIlroy is currently on an extended break following his first major win, and won’t be back in action until the 3rd major of 2011, The Open Championship at Sandwich in Kent on July 14 – 17,

Kaymer, on the other hand, will be back at next week’s French Open and Donald and Westwood at Castle Stuart near Inverness for the Scottish Open in two weeks’ time.

The Top 100 on Monday 27, 2011
1 Luke Donald (Eng) 9.14
2 Lee Westwood (Eng) 8.66
3 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 7.23
4 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 7.14
5 Steve Stricker (USA) 6.39
6 Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.91
7 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.59
8 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 5.54
9 Jason Day (Aus) 5.43
10 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 5.37
11 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.08
12 Bubba Watson (USA) 4.84
13 Paul Casey (Eng) 4.80
14 Ian Poulter (Eng) 4.59
15 Nick Watney (USA) 4.56
16 K J Choi (Kor) 4.34
17 Tiger Woods (USA) 4.22
18 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 4.10
19 Hunter Mahan (USA) 4.02
20 Jim Furyk (USA) 3.93
21 Adam Scott (Aus) 3.92
22 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 3.91
23 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 3.86
24 Ernie Els (Rsa) 3.85
25 Martin Laird (Sco) 3.75
26 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 3.73
27 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 3.60
28 David Toms (USA) 3.57
29 Matteo Manassero (Ita) 3.46
30 Kyung-Tae Kim (Kor) 3.43
31 Justin Rose (Eng) 3.35
32 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 3.31
33 Y.E. Yang (Kor) 3.19
34 Tim Clark (Rsa) 3.15
35 Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 3.14
36 Zach Johnson (USA) 3.13
37 Ryan Moore (USA) 3.10
38 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 3.03
39 Bo Van Pelt (USA) 3.00
40 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 2.94
41 Gary Woodland (USA) 2.93
42 Peter Hanson (Swe) 2.93
43 Anders Hansen (Den) 2.92
44 Robert Allenby (Aus) 2.91
45 Jonathan Byrd (USA) 2.81
46 Bill Haas (USA) 2.80
47 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 2.73
48 Ryan Palmer (USA) 2.68
49 Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 2.65
50 Ben Crane (USA) 2.64
51 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 2.60
52 Rickie Fowler (USA) 2.59
53 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 2.55
54 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 2.51
55 Ross Fisher (Eng) 2.49
56 Mark Wilson (USA) 2.47
57 Webb Simpson (USA) 2.42
58 J.B. Holmes (USA) 2.38
59 Lucas Glover (USA) 2.31
60 Charley Hoffman (USA) 2.30
61 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 2.29
62 Vijay Singh (Fij) 2.27
63 Stephen Marino (USA) 2.22
64 Kevin Na (USA) 2.18
65 Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 2.17
66 Brendan Jones (Aus) 2.14
67 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 2.14
68 Anthony Kim (USA) 2.13
69 Jason Dufner (USA) 2.13
70 Camilo Villegas (Col) 2.12
71 Jeff Overton (USA) 2.11
72 Simon Dyson (Eng) 2.07
73 Robert Garrigus (USA) 2.05
74 Stewart Cink (USA) 1.98
75 Scott Verplank (USA) 1.94
76 Thomas Bjorn (Den) 1.93
77 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 1.87
78 Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 1.86
79 Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 1.86
80 Ricky Barnes (USA) 1.83
81 Heath Slocum (USA) 1.82
82 David Horsey (Eng) 1.79
83 Brian Davis (Eng) 1.78
84 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 1.78
85 Alexander Noren (Swe) 1.77
86 Johan Edfors (Swe) 1.76
87 John Senden (Aus) 1.76
88 Spencer Levin (USA) 1.73
89 Richard Green (Aus) 1.72
90 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 1.70
91 Stuart Appleby (Aus) 1.69
92 Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 1.69
93 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 1.68
94 Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 1.68
95 Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) 1.67
96 Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 1.66
97 Tommy Gainey (USA) 1.66
98 Angel Cabrera (Arg) 1.65
99 Bae Sang- moon (Pkr) 1.65
100 Carl Pettersson (Swe) 1.64

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