Americans dominate golf rankings




Jim Furyk’s win at the Tour Championship – by a shot from England’s Luke Donald - sees America go into their defence of the Ryder Cup this week with four of the world’s top five players.

Furyk moves above German Martin Kaymer into fifth place, while the leading four stay the same – Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker.

Mickelson has now now failed in 12 attempts this season to replace Woods at the head of things.

Donald moves up a spot to eighth and Ernie Els returns to the top 10.

Latest leading position in the world rankings:

1 Tiger Woods 9.03pts

2 Phil Mickelson 8.57

3 Lee Westwood 8.50

4 Steve Stricker 7.81

5 Jim Furyk 7.59

6 Martin Kaymer 7.09

7 Paul Casey 6.24

8 Luke Donald 5.90

9 Rory McIlroy 5.67

10 Ernie Els 5.48

11 Matt Kuchar 5.34

12 Dustin Johnson 4.98

13 Graeme McDowell 4.85

14 Hunter Mahan 4.75

15 Edoardo Molinari 4.72

16 Ian Poulter 4.72

17 Retief Goosen 4.60

18 Anthony Kim 4.17

19 Zach Johnson 4.17

20 Louis Oosthuizen 4.09

Other leading Europeans:

22 Padraig Harrington

23 Justin Rose

26 Miguel Angel Jimenez

27 Ross Fisher

32 Francesco Molinari

38 Henrik Stenson

40 Robert Karlsson

42 Peter Hanson

51 Alvaro Quiros

57 Rhys Davies

59 Sergio Garcia

63 Martin Laird

68 Oliver Wilson

71 Simon Dyson

76 Fredrik Andersson Hed

77 David Horsey

78 Stephen Gallacher

81 Brian Davis

85 Soren Kjeldsen

91 Chris Wood

92 Danny Willett

93 Anders Hansen

95 Darren Clarke

97 Fredrik Jacobson

100 Soren Hansen

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