McIlroy reclaims No 1 spot

2012-08-13 14:38
Rory McIlroy (Gallo)

London - Rory McIlroy has returned to the world number one spot in the latest golf rankings after his record-breaking victory at the US PGA championship at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

The 23-year-old Northern Irishman closed with a six-under 66 in the final major championship of the season, with a record-setting eight-shot victory on the wind-swept Ocean Course, to vault ahead of England's Luke Donald in the rankings.

McIlroy first earned the number one ranking earlier this year after his Honda Classic victory on the PGA Tour but, ten weeks after being dethroned by Donald, he finds himself back on top once more.

1. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 10.35pts

2. Luke Donald (ENG) 9.59

3. Tiger Woods (USA) 8.71

4. Lee Westwood (ENG) 7.35

5. Webb Simpson (USA) 6.23

6. Adam Scott (AUS) 6.13

7. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.12

8. Bubba Watson (USA) 6.11

9. Jason Dufner (USA) 5.93

10. Steve Stricker (USA) 5.78

11. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.68

12. Keegan Bradley (USA) 5.61

13. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 5.33

14. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.12

15. Hunter Mahan (USA) 5.05

16. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.78

17. Ernie Els (RSA) 4.72

18. Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.58

19. Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.32

20. Rickie Fowler (USA) 4.22

Read more on:    rory mcilroy  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!


Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs

Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel's decision to not represent South Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, citing family and schedule issues, is...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.