Mahan into world's top 10

Hunter Mahan has climbed from 22nd to ninth in the world after capturing the Accenture Match Play Championship by beating Rory McIlroy in the final.

Hunter Mahan has climbed from 22nd to ninth in the world after capturing the Accenture Match Play Championship by beating Rory McIlroy in the final.

It is the American’s first time in the top 10 and his rise pushes Tiger Woods out of the top 20 again. Woods lost in the second round to Nick Watney.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:

1 Luke Donald 9.13pts, 2 Rory McIlroy 8.60, 3 Lee Westwood 8.17, 4 Martin Kaymer 6.02, 5 Steve Stricker 5.80, 6 Webb Simpson 5.14, 7 Dustin Johnson 5.11, 8 Adam Scott 5.05, 9 Hunter Mahan 5.03, 10 Jason Day 5.01

11 Phil Mickelson 4.96, 12 Charl Schwartzel 4.87, 13 Bill Haas 4.67, 14 Matt Kuchar 4.56, 15 Graeme McDowell 4.36, 16 Nick Watney 4.35, 17 Sergio Garcia 4.14, 18 Brandt Snedeker 4.12, 19 KJ Choi 4.08, 20 Keegan Bradley 4.00

Other leading Europeans:

23 Justin Rose, 25 Paul Casey, 26 Peter Hanson, 27 Ian Poulter, 29 Thomas Bjorn, 31 Simon Dyson, 32 Alvaro Quiros, 34 Robert Karlsson, 35 Martin Laird, 37 Anders Hansen, 41 Fredrik Jacobson, 44 Paul Lawrie, 45 Francesco Molinari, 50 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 51 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 56 Darren Clarke, 57 Robert Rock, 61 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 63 Matteo Manassero, 68 Nicolas Colsaerts, 70 Joost Luiten, 75 Alexander Noren, 83 Pablo Larrazabal, 85 Edoardo Molinari, 87 Padraig Harrington, 88 Carl Pettersson, 90 Gregory Havret, 91 David Lynn, 94 Michael Hoey, 95 Jamie Donaldson, 100 Stephen Gallacher.

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