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Rankings: Memorial win catapults Rose

Englishman Justin Rose won the Memorial Tournament with a final-round 66 at Muirfield Village to claim his first PGA Tour victory. Rose’s three straight birdies and 20-foot par putt got him in front of American Rickie Fowler, who took a double bogie on the 12th hole. Three strokes behind, Fowler shot 73 and finished second but broke into the Official World Golf Ranking Top 50 at No. 32. Rose moved back into the Top 50 with a 33 spot jump to No. 33.

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell improved his position in the Top 50 with a victory at the Celtic Manor Wales Open, jumping eight spots to No. 36. Runner-up for the second week in a row, Rhys Davies of Wales is now at No. 45.

With his T-5 showing at the Memorial, American Phil Mickelson gained 8.78 points on No. 1 Tiger Woods.

This week’s other winners were Katsumasa Miyamoto (No. 148) at the Japan Golf Tour Championship Shishido Hills, Tommy Gainey (No. 987) at the Melwood Prince George’s County Open on the Nationwide Tour, Martin Wiegele (No. 526) at the Karnten Golf Open by Markus Brier Foundation on the Challenge Tour and Brock MacKenzie (No. 926) at the Times Colonist Open on the Canadian Tour.

TOP 50

Rank | Player | Country | Avg. Pts.

1 Tiger Woods USA 10.33

2 Phil Mickelson USA 9.48

3 Lee Westwood Eng 7.54

4 Steve Stricker USA 7.33

5 Jim Furyk USA 6.86

6 Ian Poulter Eng 5.72

7 Ernie Els Zaf 5.69

8 Luke Donald Eng 5.66

9 Paul Casey Eng 5.57

10 Rory McIlroy Nir 5.32

11 Anthony Kim USA 4.99

12 Martin Kaymer Deu 4.75

13 Robert Allenby Aus 4.66

14 Padraig Harrington Irl 4.46

15 Camilo Villegas Col 4.24

16 Zach Johnson USA 4.11

17 Retief Goosen Zaf 4.10

18 Geoff Ogilvy Aus 4.00

19 Y.E. Yang Kor 3.81

20 Lucas Glover USA 3.78

21 Hunter Mahan USA 3.78

22 Tim Clark Zaf 3.66

23 Sean O’Hair USA 3.61

24 Charl Schwartzel Zaf 3.59

25 Kenny Perry USA 3.49

26 Henrik Stenson Swe 3.48

27 Stewart Cink USA 3.39

28 Dustin Johnson USA 3.33

29 Matt Kuchar USA 3.25

30 Angel Cabrera Arg 3.22

31 Nick Watney USA 3.21

32 Rickie Fowler USA 3.20

33 Justin Rose Eng 3.16

34 Robert Karlsson Swe 3.14

35 Alvaro Quiros Esp 3.08

36 Graeme McDowell Nir 3.06

37 Sergio Garcia Esp 3.06

38 Ross Fisher Eng 2.98

39 K.J. Choi Kor 2.95

40 Edoardo Molinari Ita 2.88

41 Francesco Molinari Ita 2.87

42 Ben Crane USA 2.86

43 Adam Scott Aus 2.86

44 Miguel Jimenez Esp 2.51

45 Rhys Davies Wal 2.51

46 Ryo Ishikawa Jpn 2.50

47 Scott Verplank USA 2.43

48 Peter Hanson Swe 2.43

49 Thongchai Jaidee Tha 2.39

50 Louis Oosthuizen Zaf 2.38

Source: Official World Golf Ranking

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