With all the talk of new golfing powers
emerging it may come as a surprise to look at the official world
rankings following the US Open
The top 10 comprises six Americans,
three Englishmen and a Northern Irishman.
Remarkably, you have to go down to
Martin Kaymer in 13th to find a continental European and
another three places before you find Charl Schwartzel, the highest
ranked player not from either the USA or Europe.
Also at a career high is Jason Dufner,
fourth at Olympic and now eighth in the world. He began 2011 ranked
93 and this year at 33.
There is no change at the top, with
Luke Donald well clear of Rory McIlroy, then Lee Westwood and Woods.
Masters champion Bubba Watson comes
below Simpson, followed by Players champion Matt Kuchar.
Rounding off the top 10 are Justin Rose
and Hunter Mahan, who have won the two WGC events that take place in
the early season.