Stricker cracks top ten

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Steve Stricker is up to eighth in the latest world rankings after his win at Colonial while Padraig Harrington has slipped to 10th.

American Steve Stricker has jumped from 13th to eighth in the world with his play-off victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Texas, while surprise European Open champion Christian Cevaer moves up from 449th to 129th.

Stricker’s win relegates Open and US PGA champion Padraig Harrington to 10th. He was third last August after his back-to-back major victories.

Latest leading positions:
1 Tiger Woods 9.18pts, 2 Phil Mickelson 8.27, 3 Paul Casey 7.15, 4 Sergio Garcia 6.53, 5 Geoff Ogilvy 6.09, 6 Henrik Stenson 6.06, 7 Kenny Perry 5.75, 8 Steve Stricker 5.65, 9 Vijay Singh 5.23, 10 Padraig Harrington 5.07

11 Camilo Villegas 4.82, 12 Robert Karlsson 4.49, 13 Sean O’Hair 4.47, 14 Jim Furyk 4.41, 15 Anthony Kim 3.90, 16 Ian Poulter 3.81, 17 Rory McIlroy 3.80, 18 Ernie Els 3.73, 19 Zach Johnson 3.73, 20 Lee Westwood 3.68

Other leading Europeans:
21 Luke Donald, 22 Martin Kaymer, 23 Ross Fisher, 24 Alvaro Quiros, 36 Soren Kjeldsen, 38 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 40 Justin Rose, 44 Oliver Wilson, 47 Graeme McDowell, 48 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 66 Anders Hansen, 67 Soren Hansen, 70 Peter Hanson, 74 Francesco Molinari, 76 Anthony Wall, 84 Thomas Levet, 89 Fredrik Jacobson, 95 Johan Edfors, 100 Darren Clarke

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