Henrik Stenson jumps into the World's top-five after major triumph

The Swede won his first major on Sunday at The Open

BY Daniel Kelly 08:19 Monday 18 July 2016, 8:19 18 Jul 2016

Picture by: Peter Morrison / AP/Press Association Images

Henrik Stenson's maiden major triumph has seen him only move up a solitary position in the latest World Rankings.

The Swede went into the week at Royal Troon as the World number six, but his win on the Scottish links has seen him overtake Bubba Watson and enter the top-five.

There was no change to the top four, despite a disappointing week for them at The Open. Jason Day continues to lead the rankings, ahead of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.

Sergio Garcia's tied-fifth finish at Troon saw him move into the top ten, with Justin Rose dropping out.

Shane Lowry's missed cut has seen him drop one spot to 28th, while Graeme McDowell has risen two spots to 72nd after making the halfway cut.

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke moved up 151 places to 557th after his top 30 finish while Padraig Harrington also jumped up the rankings to 145th.

An eighth place finish saw Andrew "Beef" Johnston jump into the top-100 for the first time in his career. The English golfer has moved up to 89th place.


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