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McIlroy closing in on Westwood

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy will have a chance to take the number two spot off Lee Westwood at this week's WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

The US Open champion, 22, overcame American Anthony Kim in a play-off at the weekend to win the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters.

Sergio Garcia, meanwhile, has climbed from 31st to 18th in the world following his second successive victory at the Andalucia Masters.

Latest leading positions: 1 Luke Donald 10.62pts, 2 Lee Westwood 7.50, 3 Rory McIlroy 7.33, 4 Dustin Johnson 6.15, 5 Steve Stricker 6.13, 6 Martin Kaymer 6.01, 7 Jason Day 5.65, 8 Adam Scott 5.52, 9 Webb Simpson 5.32, 10 Matt Kuchar 5.32.

11 Phil Mickelson 5.26, 12 Nick Watney 5.16, 13 KJ Choi 4.77, 14 Charl Schwartzel 4.59, 15 Graeme McDowell 4.36, 16 Bubba Watson 4.18, 17 Justin Rose 4.10, 18 Sergio Garcia 4.04, 19 David Toms 3.98, 20 Hunter Mahan 3.96.

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