Hanson on a high after Czech success

Sweden’s Peter Hanson is up to 40th in the world, a rise of nine places, with his victory at the Czech Open.

Sweden’s Peter Hanson is up to 40th in the world, a rise of nine places, with his victory at the Czech Open.

Indian Arjun Atwal, meanwhile, leaps from 450th to 182nd after becoming the first Monday qualifier to win on the United States PGA Tour since Fred Wadsworth in 1986 with victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:

1 Tiger Woods 9.40pts,

2 Phil Mickelson 9.14,

3 Lee Westwood 8.76,

4 Steve Stricker 7.43,

5 Martin Kaymer 6.75,

6 Jim Furyk 6.73,

7 Rory McIlroy 6.00,

8 Ernie Els 5.66,

9 Paul Casey 5.62,

10 Luke Donald 5.26

11 Ian Poulter 5.05,

12 Hunter Mahan 4.88,

13 Graeme McDowell 4.78,

14 Anthony Kim 4.52,

15 Zach Johnson 4.47,

16 Retief Goosen 4.35,

17 Robert Allenby 4.19,

18 Padraig Harrington 4.18,

19 Louis Oosthuizen 4.07,

20 Sean O’Hair 4.00

Other leading Europeans:

21 Edoardo Molinari,

22 Justin Rose,

28 Ross Fisher,

31 Robert Karlsson,

32 Henrik Stenson,

38 Francesco Molinari,

39 Miguel Angel Jimenez,

40 Peter Hanson,

47 Alvaro Quiros,

52 Sergio Garcia,

53 Rhys Davies,

65 Oliver Wilson,

68 Simon Dyson,

71 Fredrik Andersson Hed,

74 Soren Kjeldsen,

78 Brian Davis,

79 Stephen Gallacher,

80 Soren Hansen,

82 Anders Hansen,

86 Shane Lowry,

89 David Horsey,

90 Chris Wood,

92 Fredrik Jacobson,

93 Danny Willett,

96 Simon Khan,

97 Ross McGowan,

98 Darren Clarke

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