McIlroy Above Woods In World Rankings

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has moved ahead of Tiger Woods for the first time in the official World Rankings, taking him up to his highest ever placing of sixth in the process.

Oddly the switch in places happened despite either player appearing on the course this week!

American left-hander Bubba Watson has also broken into the into the top 10  after his play-off win over Webb Simpson at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

World golf rankings (May 2nd 2011): 1 Lee Westwood (GB) 8.22pts, 2 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 7.54, 3 Luke Donald (GB) 7.27, 4 Phil Mickelson (US) 6.55, 5Graeme McDowell (NI) 5.64, 6 Rory McIlroy (NI) 5.54, 7 Tiger Woods (US) 5.53, 8 Paul Casey (GB) 5.49, 9 Steve Stricker (US) 5.33, 10Bubba Watson (US) 5.24.


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