27 Jun '11, 7pm

McIlroy up to 3rd in world ranking, gives Britain top 3 for first time ever. No. 5 Stricker is top American #pga #golf

McIlroy up to 3rd in world ranking, gives Britain top 3 for first time ever. No. 5 Stricker is top American #pga #golf

LONDON -- British golfers hold the top three spots in the world rankings for the first time in their 25-year history after Rory McIlroy rose to third Monday following his triumph at the U.S. Open. Having started the year at No. 10, the Northern Irishman overtook PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer without playing last weekend because of the German’s poor showing at the BMW International Open. McIlroy was fourth last week, so he and Kaymer essentially switched places. OFFICIAL WORLD RANKING British golfers hold the top three spots for the first time in the 25-year history of the world rankings. Player Points 1. Luke Donald 9.14 2. Lee Westwood 8.66 3. Rory McIlroy 7.23 4. Martin Kaymer 7.14 5. Steve Stricker 6.39 6. Phil Mickelson 5.90 7. Matt Kuchar 5.59 8. Graeme McDowell 5.54 9. Jason Day 5.43 10. Charl Schwartzel 5.37 Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood occupy the...

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