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McIlroy reclaims No 1 spot

2012-08-13 14:38

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

AFP