Clarke back amongst golf's top 100

Irish golfer Darren Clarke, is back into the world's top 100 at 95th after finishing joint runner-up in The South African Open.

Irish golfer Darren Clarke, is back into the world's top 100 at 95th after finishing joint runner-up in The South African Open.

Charl Schwartzel is now a career-best 35th in the world, moving up 16 places in the new rankings after his Africa Open and Joburg Open double.

American Ryan Palmer, who won the Sony Open in Hawaii by a shot from Australian Robert Allenby, improves a massive 190 places to 92nd.

Latest leading positions:

1 Tiger Woods 13.86pts, 2 Phil Mickelson 7.80, 3 Steve Stricker 6.93, 4 Lee Westwood 6.46, 5 Jim Furyk 5.49, 6 Padraig Harrington 5.35, 7 Henrik Stenson 5.23, 8 Paul Casey 5.20, 9 Geoff Ogilvy 5.00, 10 Rory McIlroy 4.77

11 Kenny Perry 4.68, 12 Ian Poulter 4.53, 13 Sergio Garcia 4.35, 14 Martin Kaymer 4.32, 15 Robert Allenby 4.25, 16 Sean O'Hair 4.15, 17 Retief Goosen 4.01, 18 Stewart Cink 3.99, 19 Ernie Els 3.95, 20 Ross Fisher 3.94

Other leading Europeans:

27 Robert Karlsson, 31 Luke Donald, 36 Soren Kjeldsen, 38 Francesco Molinari, 40 Graeme McDowell, 41 Oliver Wilson, 42 Anders Hansen, 45 Simon Dyson, 50 Soren Hansen, 51 Edoardo Molinari, 54 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 55 Alvaro Quiros, 59 Alexander Noren, 60 Peter Hanson, 65 Ross McGowan, 66 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 69 Justin Rose, 77 Chris Wood, 83 Martin Laird, 86 Gregory Bourdy, 87 Anthony Wall, 95 Darren Clarke.

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