Westwood up to World No.2

Englishman overtakes out-of-sorts Lefty

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Mon, 4 Oct 2010

Westwood up to World No.2

Before a single ball had been struck on this inaugural Ryder Cup Monday, England’s Lee Westwood had the added boost of moving up to number two in the Official World Rankings.

The 37-year-old, facing Steve Stricker in today’s singles matches, has replaced out-of-form Phil Mickelson to make second place for the first time in his life.

And the European Ryder Cup star can end Tiger Woods’ five-year reign at the summit if he finishes in the top two at next week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Latest Top 20

1 Tiger Woods 8.86
2 Lee Westwood 8.55
3 Phil Mickelson 8.43
4 Steve Stricker 7.70
5 Jim Furyk 7.49
6 Martin Kaymer 7.15
7 Paul Casey 6.28
8 Luke Donald 5.84
9 Rory McIlroy 5.68
10 Ernie Els 5.49
11 Matt Kuchar 5.30
12 Dustin Johnson 5.02
13 Graeme McDowell 4.88
14 Edoardo Molinari 4.78
15 Ian Poulter 4.74
16 Hunter Mahan 4.70
17 Retief Goosen 4.61
18 Anthony Kim 4.20
19 Louis Oosthuizen 4.13
20 Zach Johnson 4.11