Unique double sends Laird to No 21

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Sunday’s unique Scottish double has sent Martin Laird soaring 19 places to 21st on the latest World Rankings list.

Sunday’s unique Scottish double has sent Martin Laird soaring 19 places to No 21 on the latest World Rankings list.

This after Laird became the first Scot ever to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida, while picking up the second leg of the double.

Despite a scatchy final round of 75 on a difficult course, Laird managed to edge out American Steve Marino by a shot and Englishman Justin Rose by two.

Earlier on Sunday Paul Lawrie had setup the first leg of of Scotland’s first ever double of wins on both the US PGA and European Tours on the same day with his one-shot victory over Jonan Edfors at the Open de Andalucia in Malaga, Spain.

The 1999 Open Champion’s first victory in nine years sent the Scot rocketing 122 places to 150th in the World Rankings.

On a weekend when there were no chanages among the World’s top 10, the latest Top 100 World-ranked players are:

1 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 7.8
2 Lee Westwood (Eng)7.54
3 Luke Donald (Eng) 6.55
4 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 6.20
5 Tiger Woods (USA) 5.82
6 Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.70
7 Paul Casey (Eng) 5.63
8 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 5.44
9 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.33
10 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.24
11 Jim Furyk (USA) 5.04
12 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.00
13 Ernie Els (Rsa) 4.73
14 Nick Watney (USA) 4.65
15 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 4.48
16 Ian Poulter (Eng) 4.47
17 Bubba Watson (USA) 4.36
18 Hunter Mahan (USA) 4.18
19 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 4.17
20 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 4.08
21 Martin Laird (Sco) 3.86
22 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 3.70
23 Tim Clark (Rsa) 3.67
24 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 3.66
25 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 3.63
26 Justin Rose (Eng) 3.60
27 Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 3.52
28 Adam Scott (Aus) 3.45
29 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 3.45
30 Robert Allenby (Aus) 3.39
31 Rickie Fowler (USA) 3.19
32 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 3.15
33 Y.E. Yang (Kor) 3.11
34 Zach Johnson (USA) 3.07
35 Kyung-Tae Kim (Kor) 2.97
36 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 2.95
37 Peter Hanson (Swe) 2.94
38 Ben Crane (USA) 2.94
39 Jason Day (Aus) 2.94
40 Ryan Moore (USA) 2.92
41 Anthony Kim (USA) 2.82
42 Anders Hansen (Den) 2.72
43 Ross Fisher (Eng) 2.72
44 K J Choi (Kor) 2.69
45 Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 2.61
46 Bill Haas (USA) 2.54
47 Mark Wilson (USA) 2.51
48 Bo Van Pelt (USA) 2.47
49 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 2.46
50 Camilo Villegas (Col) 2.41
51 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 2.41
52 Vijay Singh (Fij) 2.40
53 Gary Woodland (USA) 2.37
54 Stephen Marino (USA) 2.35
55 Matteo Manassero (Ita) 2.33
56 Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 2.32
57 Jeff Overton (USA) 2.31
58 Stewart Cink (USA) 2.30
59 Jonathan Byrd (USA) 2.27
60 J.B. Holmes (USA) 2.24
61 Ryan Palmer (USA) 2.24
62 Kevin Na (USA) 2.20
63 Charley Hoffman (USA) 2.14
64 Sean O’Hair (USA) 2.12
65 Thomas Bjorn (Den) 2.10
66 Heath Slocum (USA) 2.01
67 Noh Seung-yul (Kor) 2.00
68 Stuart Appleby (Aus) 1.97
69 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 1.97
70 Brendan Jones (Aus) 1.96
71 Richard Green (Aus) 1.92
72 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 1.86
73 Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) 1.86
74 Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 1.82
75 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 1.81
76 Jhonattan Vegas (USA) 1.81
77 Jason Dufner (USA) 1.81
78 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 1.81
79 David Toms (USA) 1.79
80 Marc Leishman (Aus) 1.79
81 Ricky Barnes (USA) 1.78
82 Simon Dyson (Eng) 1.75
83 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 1.74
84 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 1.72
85 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 1.71
86 Liang Wen-Chong (Chn) 1.71
87 D.A. Points (USA) 1.71
88 Lucas Glover (USA) 1.69
89 Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 1.64
90 Angel Cabrera (Arg) 1.63
91 James Kingston (Rsa) 1.62
92 Brendon De Jonge (USA) 1.61
93 Brian Davis (Eng) 1.59
94 Rhys Davies (Wal) 1.58
95 Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 1.58
96 Robert Garrigus (USA) 1.57
97 Spencer Levin (USA) 1.56
98 John Senden (Aus) 1.55
99 Scott Verplank (USA) 1.53
100 Danny Willett (Eng) 1.50

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