PGA Tour

Rose up to sixth in rankings

 Justin Rose (AFP)
Justin Rose (AFP)

Paris - Justin Rose leapfrogged ahead of Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy to take sixth place in the world golf rankings on Monday.

The Englishman, last year's US Open champion, tied for eighth on Sunday at Palm Harbour in the USPGA Valspar Championship tournament.

Tiger Woods, who was inactive, stayed top of the rankings with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson, both of whom were also idle, in close pursuit.

The tour moves on this week to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill where Woods is the defending champion.

Official world rankings (top 20):

1. Tiger Woods (USA) 9.70

2. Adam Scott (AUS) 8.34

3. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 8.22

4. Jason Day (AUS) 7.03

5. Phil Mickelson (USA) 6.39

6. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.25

7. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 6.19

8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.97

9. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.96

10. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.90

11. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.55

12. Bubba Watson (USA) 5.41

13. Jordan Spieth (USA) 5.30

14. Steve Stricker (USA) 4.71

15. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 4.70

16. Jason Dufner (USA) 4.58

17. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 4.57

18. Ian Poulter (ENG) 4.32

19. Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.20

20. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.13


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