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Lowry on the rise

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 Frys.com 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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