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Webb Simpson shot up the world rankings after winning the US Open

Webb Simpson shot up the world rankings after winning the US Open

Webb Simpson shot up the world rankings after winning the US Open

Webb Simpson is up from 14th to fifth in the world after his US Open victory, while joint runner-up Graeme McDowell, who missed a putt on the last to tie, improves from 21st to 11th.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:

1 Luke Donald 10.12pts, 2 Rory McIlroy 8.86, 3 Lee Westwood 8.28, 4 Tiger Woods 6.78, 5 Webb Simpson 6.66, 6 Bubba Watson 5.99, 7 Matt Kuchar 5.86, 8 Jason Dufner 5.69, 9 Justin Rose 5.68, 10 Hunter Mahan 5.39

11 Graeme McDowell 5.24, 12 Steve Stricker 5.01, 13 Martin Kaymer 4.96, 14 Dustin Johnson 4.88, 15 Phil Mickelson 4.83, 16 Charl Schwartzel 4.68, 17 Adam Scott 4.67, 18 Zach Johnson 4.63, 19 Rickie Fowler 4.54, 20 Louis Oosthuizen 4.51

Other leading Europeans:

22 Sergio Garcia, 25 Peter Hanson, 27 Ian Poulter, 29 Paul Lawrie, 34 Francesco Molinari, 36 Nicolas Colsaerts, 37 Martin Laird, 38 Thomas Bjorn, 40 Carl Pettersson, 43 Alvaro Quiros, 44 Fredrik , 47 Simon Dyson, 49 Robert Karlsson, 50 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 55 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 56 Anders Hansen, 59 Robert Rock, 60 Paul Casey,

62 Matteo Manassero, 68 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 75 Padraig Harrington, 78 Darren Clarke, 83 Joost Luiten, 84 Pablo Larrazabal, 85 Alexander Noren, 89 Michael Hoey, 91 Brian Davis, 95 Richie Ramsay, 97 Bernd Wiesberger, 100 Stephen Gallacher

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