Harrington sixth in world

Padraig Harrington has reached his highest-ever position in the world rankings after winning the Open Championship at Carnoustie yesterday.

Padraig Harrington has reached his highest-ever position in the world rankings after winning the Open Championship at Carnoustie yesterday.

The 35-year-old Dubliner is now sixth in the rankings and top of the European Order of Merit.

Harrington also reached sixth place in 2005 following his first victory on the US Tour.

Official World Rankings:

1 Tiger Woods (USA) 19.29

2 Phil Mickelson (USA) 8.94

3 Jim Furyk (USA) 8.62

4 Ernie Els (Rsa) 7.38

5 Adam Scott (Aus) 6.69

6 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 6.40

7 Vijay Singh (Fij) 6.05

8 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 5.78

9 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 5.66

10 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 5.38

11 Luke Donald (Eng) 5.32

12 KJ Choi (Kor) 4.92

13 Steve Stricker (USA) 4.78

14 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 4.76

15 Zach Johnson (USA) 4.59

16 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 4.58

17 Angel Cabrera (Arg) 4.38

18 Paul Casey (Eng) 4.26

19 Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 4.08

20 Stewart Cink (USA) 3.97

Notable others:

33 Colin Montgomerie 2.74

47 Lee Westwood 2.33

72 Bernhard Langer (Ger) 1.90

118 Graeme McDowell (Irl) 1.36

124 Darren Clarke (Irl) 1.27

164 Paul McGinley (Irl) 1.02.

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