Lawrie rises up to 30th in the world

Paul Lawrie's win at the Johnnie Walker Championship was not enough to take him to a career-high position on the world rankings.

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The 43-year-old Scot, who will collect his second Ryder Cup cap next month, moves up only from 34th to 30th. The highest he has ever been is 29th.

There were far more points on offer at The Barclays in the United States, and winner Nick Watney improves from 35th to 19th and runner-up Brandt Snedeker from 29th to 20th.

Phil Mickelson, meanwhile, has fallen out of the top 20 for the first time in a decade and former number three Paul Casey is no longer in the top 100.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Rory McIlroy 10.14pts, 2 Luke Donald 9.40, 3 Tiger Woods 8.61, 4 Lee Westwood 7.26, 5 Webb Simpson 6.12, 6 Bubba Watson 6.09, 7 Jason Dufner 6.05, 8 Justin Rose 6.01, 9 Adam Scott 5.96, 10 Steve Stricker 5.64, 11 Matt Kuchar 5.52, 12 Keegan Bradley 5.50, 13 Graeme McDowell 5.15, 14 Sergio Garcia 5.08, 15 Zach Johnson 5.04, 16 Dustin Johnson 4.96, 17 Louis Oosthuizen 4.94, 18 Hunter Mahan 4.89, 19 Nick Watney 4.72, 20 Brandt Snedeker 4.71.

Other leading Europeans: 25 Francesco Molinari, 26 Ian Poulter, 27 Martin Kaymer, 30 Paul Lawrie, 32 Carl Pettersson, 34 Peter Hanson, 35 Nicolas Colsaerts, 39 David Lynn, 40 Martin Laird, 41 Thomas Bjorn, 43 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 44 Fredrik Jacobson, 45 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 46 Simon Dyson, 50 Alvaro Quiros, 55 Jamie Donaldson, 59 Padraig Harrington, 60 Marcel Siem, 63 Anders Hansen, 64 Alexander Noren, 66 Robert Karlsson, 70 Robert Rock, 74 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 81 Bernd Wiesberger, 82 Matteo Manassero, 85 Thorbjorn Olesen, 92 Pablo Larrazabal, 95 Joost Luiten, 96 Darren Clarke, 97 Brian Davis.



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