Rankings: Frenchman Havret now on the radar

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Gregory Havret watches his shot out of a bunker on the eighth hole at Pebble Beach.

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland became the first European winner of the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago, shooting even par for the championship. The victory took McDowell to a career-best world No. 13 ranking, an improvement of 24 positions. Runner-up Gregory Havret of France, who finished a stroke behind, jumped from 391 to 104.

No. 1 Tiger Woods has not finished ahead of No. 2 Phil Mickelson in any of the five tournaments they’ve played together since Woods’ return to competition after his personal woes. His lead over Mickelson is eroding fast – now less than a point (.78) separates the two. Woods’ lead was 6.294 on Jan. 3, and 4.293 right before he made his return at the Masters.

Austrian Martin Wiegele shot a final-round 68 to make up a three-shot deficit to overnight leader Jamie Elson and seized his first European Tour title at the St. Omer Open in France. He finished two clear of a pack that included third-round leader Raphael Jacquelin. The win helped Wiegele jump 150 places to 229.

With a 64 on Sunday, Chris Kirk claimed his first professional victory at the Nationwide Tour’s Fort Smith Classic in Arkansas. The Georgia native won by one stroke over Kyle Thompson and moved to the top of the tour’s money list. Kirk climbed more than 100 places to 218.

Japan’s Tetsuji Hiratsuka birdied the 72nd hole to earn his second title of the year at the Asian Tour Queen’s Cup in Thailand. His 12-foot putt edged local Thaworn Wiratchant by a stroke; Hiratsuka now is No. 83.

Christopher Ryan Baker became the 10th player to win his Challenge Tour debut after shooting 68 to win by two at the Moroccan Golf Classic. The victory moved him to No. 462.


Top 75 through June 20

  1. Tiger Woods USA 10.64
  2. Phil Mickelson USA 9.86
  3. Lee Westwood Eng 8.18
  4. Steve Stricker USA 7.11
  5. Jim Furyk USA 6.84
  6. Ernie Els SAF 6.25
  7. Luke Donald Eng 5.61
  8. Paul Casey Eng 5.54
  9. Ian Poulter Eng 5.46
  10. Rory McIlroy NIr 5.11
  11. Martin Kaymer Ger 4.95
  12. Anthony Kim USA 4.95
  13. Graeme McDowell NIr 4.79
  14. Robert Allenby Aus 4.53
  15. Padraig Harrington Irl 4.27
  16. Camilo Villegas Col 4.13
  17. Retief Goosen SAf 4.04
  18. Zach Johnson USA 4.03
  19. Geoff Ogilvy Aus 3.84
  20. Tim Clark SAf 3.77
  21. Hunter Mahan USA 3.73
  22. Y.E. Yang Kor 3.71
  23. Lucas Glover USA 3.70
  24. Sean O’Hair USA 3.64
  25. Matt Kuchar USA 3.62
  26. Dustin Johnson USA 3.57
  27. Robert Karlsson Swe 3.57
  28. Charl Schwartzel SAf 3.56
  29. Henrik Stenson Swe 3.47
  30. Kenny Perry USA 3.41
  31. Stewart Cink USA 3.40
  32. Angel Cabrera Arg 3.23
  33. Justin Rose Eng 3.21
  34. Rickie Fowler USA 3.16
  35. Nick Watney USA 3.14
  36. Sergio Garcia Esp 2.98
  37. Alvaro Quiros Esp 2.98
  38. K.J. Choi Kor 2.92
  39. Ross Fisher Eng 2.90
  40. Edoardo Molinari Ita 2.86
  41. Ben Crane USA 2.84
  42. Francesco Molinari Ita 2.79
  43. Adam Scott Aus 2.79
  44. Rhys Davies Wal 2.49
  45. Peter Hanson Swe 2.49
  46. Ryo Ishikawa Jpn 2.49
  47. Miguel Angel Jimenez Esp 2.47
  48. Scott Verplank USA 2.41
  49. Bo Van Pelt USA 2.37
  50. Ryan Moore USA 2.35
  51. Thongchai Jaidee Tha 2.35
  52. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 2.32
  53. Hiroyuki Fujita Jpn 2.29
  54. Kevin Na USA 2.24
  55. Yuta Ikeda Jpn 2.23
  56. Michael Sim Aus 2.22
  57. David Toms USA 2.18
  58. Heath Slocum USA 2.17
  59. Oliver Wilson Eng 2.16
  60. Brian Gay USA 2.15
  61. J.B. Holmes USA 2.15
  62. Davis Love III USA 2.11
  63. Vijay Singh Fji 2.10
  64. Soren Kjeldsen Den 2.10
  65. Soren Hansen Den 2.07
  66. Jason Bohn USA 2.07
  67. Stephen Marino USA 2.02
  68. Kim Kyung-Tae Kor 1.99
  69. Ricky Barnes USA 1.95
  70. Koumei Oda Jpn 1.94
  71. Stephen Ames Can 1.94
  72. Anders Hansen Den 1.93
  73. Mike Weir Can 1.93
  74. Simon Dyson Eng 1.89
  75. Brian Davis Eng 1.88

Official World Golf Ranking contributed to this report.

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