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Lowry on the rise

Published 15/10/2012

Shane Lowry has climbed to 74th in the world rankings
Shane Lowry has climbed to 74th in the world rankings

Ireland's Shane Lowry has moved up from 128th to 74th in the world after his victory at the Portugal Masters.

Swede Jonas Blixt is now just one place behind him following his first PGA Tour win at the Open in California.

Latest leading positions: 1 Rory McIlroy 12.51pts, 2 Tiger Woods 9.37, 3 Luke Donald 8.93, 4 Lee Westwood 7.00, 5 Justin Rose 6.27, 6 Adam Scott 6.18, 7 Bubba Watson 6.03, 8 Webb Simpson 5.87, 9 Brandt Snedeker 5.83, 10 Jason Dufner 5.76.

11 Steve Stricker 5.54, 12 Louis Oosthuizen 5.48, 13 Matt Kuchar 5.33, 14 Dustin Johnson 5.27, 15 Keegan Bradley 5.25, 16 Zach Johnson 5.10, 17 Phil Mickelson 4.99, 18 Graeme McDowell 4.66, 19 Sergio Garcia 4.64, 20 Hunter Mahan 4.56.

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