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Alvaro Quiros’s Dubai triumph has rocketed him 32 places on the World Rankings list to No 21.

Alvaro Quiros’s victory over the elite field at the Dubai World Championship has rocketed him 32 places on the World Rankings list to No 21 and pushed Tiger Woods down onto the No 23 rung

It has also secured Quiros a place in next year’s first Major, the US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

Towards the end of his round, Quiros was coming under pressure, both from his playing partner Paul Lawrey and strong-finishing Luke Donald, but the Spaniard, the European Tour’s longest driver for the fifth successive year, let nothing slip and indeed, put the cherry on top of the greatest of his half-dozen Tour victories with a sensational monster putt at the last that went up hill and down dale and left and right before diving into the hole for an eagle and taking him into a two shot win at 19-under..

Lawrie birdie the same 18th hole to edge one shot clear of Donald, who had conjured up a 6-under 66 in one of the most impressive final rounds of the day and has once again edged further ahead at the top of the World Rankings list.

With 10,29 points the Englishman is now 2.29 points ahead of World No two Rory McIlroy who finished in joint 11th place after losing the Race to Dubai to the rock-solid Englishmen on Sunday

Donald is now also the first ever money winner on both the US PGA and European Tours

In another significant Top 10 move in the rankings, Adam Scott has elbowed Steve Stricker out of the World No 5 spot leaving the Americans as very much the back markers among the World’s Top 10 as the sun begins to set on the 2011 season

Here are the Top 100 on the latest World Rankings list as updated on Monday, December 12:

THE TOP 100

1 Luke Donald (Eng) 10.29pts
2 Rory McIlroy (NIrl)8.00
3 Lee Westwood (Eng) 7.81
4 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 6.78
5 Adam Scott (Aus) 5.66
6 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.56
7 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.48
8 Jason Day (Aus) 5.23
9 Webb Simpson (USA) 5.15
10 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.90
11 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.88
12 Nick Watney (USA) 4.86
13 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 4.72
14 Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.68
15 K J Choi (Kor) 4.46
16 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 4.01
17 Justin Rose (Eng) 3.99
18 Hunter Mahan (USA) 3.90
19 Paul Casey (Eng) 3.87
20 Bubba Watson (USA) 3.83
21 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 3.79
22 Tiger Woods (USA) 3.69
23 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 3.68
24 Kyung-tae Kim (Kor) 3.62
25 David Toms (USA) 3.61
26 Bill Haas (USA) 3.53
27 Bo Van Pelt (USA) 3.48
28 Ian Poulter (Eng) 3.46
29 Rickie Fowler (USA) 3.35
30 Keegan Bradley (USA) 3.34
31 Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 3.33
32 Jason Dufner (USA) 3.31
33 Simon Dyson (Eng) 3.30
34 Anders Hansen (Den) 3.21
35 Zach Johnson (USA) 3.21
36 Thomas Bjorn (Den) 3.20
37 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 3.19
38 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 3.18
39 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 3.17
40 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 3.15
41 Peter Hanson (Swe) 3.06
42 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 3.04
43 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 2.98
44 Y.E. Yang (Kor) 2.94
45 John Senden (Aus) 2.92
46 Darren Clarke (NIrl) 2.89
47 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 2.87
48 Jim Furyk (USA) 2.87
49 Martin Laird (Sco) 2.87
50 Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 2.81
51 Gary Woodland (USA) 2.78
52 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa) 2.77
53 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 2.65
54 Ben Crane (USA) 2.51
55 Ernie Els (Rsa) 2.51
56 Ryan Moore (USA) 2.46
57 Jonathan Byrd (USA) 2.46
58 Matteo Manassero (Ita) 2.43
59 Robert Allenby (Aus) 2.28
60 Mark Wilson (USA) 2.27
61 Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) 2.26
62 Vijay Singh (Fij) 2.22
63 Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 2.21
64 Greg Chalmers (Aus) 2.19
65 Alexander Noren (Swe) 2.14
66 Joost Luiten (Ned) 2.12
67 Chez Reavie (USA) 2.10
68 Lucas Glover (USA) 2.10
69 Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 2.08
70 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 2.07
71 Kevin Na (USA) 2.07
72 Ryan Palmer (USA) 2.01
73 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 2.00
74 Jeff Overton (USA) 1.99
75 Anthony Kim (USA) 1.95
76 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 1.95
77 Charles Howell III (USA) 1.93
78 Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 1.91
79 Sean O’Hair (USA) 1.91
80 Brendan Jones (Aus) 1.88
81 Charley Hoffman (USA) 1.87
82 George Coetzee (Rsa) 1.82
83 Koumei Oda (Jpn) 1.82
84 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 1.82
85 Paul Lawrie (Sco) 1.80
86 Camilo Villegas (Col) 1.80
87 Tim Clark (Rsa) 1.80
88 Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 1.79
89 Scott Verplank (USA) 1.78
90 Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 1.77
91 David Lynn (Eng) 1.75
92 Gregory Havret (Fra) 1.75
93 Spencer Levin (USA) 1.75
94 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 1.75
95 Richard Green (Aus) 1.74
96 Steve Marino (USA) 1.74
97 Tommy Gainey (USA) 1.71
98 Ross Fisher (Eng) 1.70
99 Chris Kirk (USA) 1.70
100 Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 1.66

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