Europeans on the march in rankings

There are now more Europeans than Americans in the world’s top 20 after tournament victories for Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher took them to 15th and 17th respectively – both personal bests.

There are now more Europeans than Americans in the world’s top 20 after tournament victories for Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher took them to 15th and 17th respectively – both personal bests.

Latest leading positions on the world rankings:

1 Tiger Woods 15.60pts,

2 Phil Mickelson 7.86,

3 Steve Stricker 7.46,

4 Paul Casey 6.12,

5 Lee Westwood 6.00,

6 Padraig Harrington 5.73,

7 Henrik Stenson 5.68,

8 Kenny Perry 5.45,

9 Sergio Garcia 5.33,

10 Jim Furyk 5.30

11 Martin Kaymer 5.04,

12 Stewart Cink 4.77,

13 Sean O’Hair 4.76,

14 Geoff Ogilvy 4.76,

15 Ian Poulter 4.73,

16 Lucas Glover 4.25,

17 Ross Fisher 4.18,

18 Rory McIlroy 4.14,

19 Camilo Villegas 4.08,

20 Vijay Singh 4.07

Other leading Europeans:

27 Robert Karlsson,

28 Luke Donald,

33 Soren Kjeldsen,

37 Oliver Wilson,

42 Soren Hansen,

43 Miguel Angel Jimenez,

45 Francesco Molinari,

46 Anders Hansen,

47 Simon Dyson,

48 Graeme McDowell,

51 Alvaro Quiros,

52 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano,

53 Peter Hanson,

63 Justin Rose,

65 Alexander Noren,

69 Chris Wood,

79 Anthony Wall,

84 Edoardo Molinari,

89 Thomas Levet,

95 Nick Dougherty,

100 Fredrik Jacobson

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