Open champion Stenson back into top five

2016-07-19 08:50
Henrik Stenson (AP)

Paris - Henrik Stenson moved back into the top five of the world golf rankings on Monday, after sealing his first major title with a thrilling victory over Phil Mickelson in the British Open.

The 40-year-old Swede held off the challenge of the American to win in a record Open score of 20 under par, and he jumps above Bubba Watson to world number five.

Despite remaining without a win since his Open triumph in 2013, Mickelson leaps to 13th, his highest ranking since September 2014.

Australian Jason Day retains his lead over Dustin Johnson as world number one, after both failed to contend at Royal Troon.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia picked up his 22nd top-10 finish in major tournaments, and moves back into the world's top 10 for the first time in over a year.

World top 20 on July 18:

1. Jason Day (AUS) - 13.24 pts

2. Dustin Johnson (USA) - 11.29

3. Jordan Spieth (USA) - 10.86

4. Rory McIlroy (NIR) - 9.39

5. Henrik Stenson (SWE) - 8.88 (+1)

6. Bubba Watson (USA) - 7.10 (-1)

7. Rickie Fowler (USA) - 6.56

8. Adam Scott (AUS) - 6.40

9. Danny Willett (ENG) - 6.23

10. Sergio Garcia (ESP) - 5.58 (+2)

11. Justin Rose (ENG) - 5.37

12. Branden Grace (RSA) - 5.33 (-2)

13. Phil Mickelson (USA) - 5.16 (+6)

14. Patrick Reed (USA) - 5.00 (-1)

15. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) - 4.55 (-1)

16. J.B. Holmes (USA) - 4.47 (+8)

17. Matt Kuchar (USA) - 4.30 (-2)

18. Brooks Koepka (USA) - 4.13 (-2)

19. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) - 4.13 (-2)

20. Zach Johnson (USA) - 4.08 (-2)

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