McIlroy 'not worried' about world ranking

Rory not concerned by battle for top spot with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day

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Mon, 7 Sep 2015

McIlroy 'not worried' about world ranking

Rory McIlroy is unfazed by the likelihood he will lose his world number one ranking this week. 

The 26-year-old will probably be overtaken by Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth following the Deutsche Bank Championship, even though the Texan has missed the cut in his previous two tournaments. 

US PGA champion Jason Day will become world number one if he wins the tournament at TPC Boston, but he is nine shots behind leader Henrik Stenson going into the final day's play.

The Northern Irishman recently lost the top spot to 22-year-old Spieth, but regained it last week despite not playing in the FedEx Cup's Barclays Championship.

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"It's a mathematical system with algorithms and all sorts of different things," McIlroy said. "I think everyone knows who the best player in the world is right now just based on current form, but it is what it is. It's not something I really worry about."

Australian Jason Day has shown the best form over recent months, but the rankings take into account a player's performance in every tournament they enter in the past two years.

McIlroy has struggled on the greens in Boston, losing six shots to the field with the flat stick in hand through three rounds. 

American veteran Dave Stockton texted the four-time major champion to offer some assistance, explaining there was too much leg rotation in his putting stroke. 

“He mentioned a couple things to me,” McIlroy said. "I just need to go work on it. I just need to get back in the rhythm of it a little bit.”

 

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