McIlroy back to No. 1 with WGC-Bridgestone win


AKRON, Ohio – After consecutive victories over elite fields, Rory McIlroy is once again atop the Official World Golf Rankings.

McIlroy’s two-shot win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational came on the heels of his victory at the Open Championship by the same margin. After falling outside the top 10 in May, he unseated Adam Scott as the No. 1-ranked player in the world with his victory at Firestone.

It’s the fifth time that McIlroy has held the top spot in the rankings, and first since a 29-week run from August 2012 to March 2013.

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McIlroy now has three worldwide wins this year, including a victory at the BMW PGA Championship in England. He will now head to Valhalla Golf Club in search of his second PGA Championship title as he looks to become the first player to win a major after winning the week prior since Tiger Woods won both the WGC-Bridgestone and PGA in 2007. 

Scott moves back to No. 2 for the first time since May. After a second consecutive runner-up finish, Sergio Garcia becomes world No. 3. Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose round out the top five.