Donald takes over top spot; McIlroy drops to No. 2
- By Ryan Ballengee
- May 28, 2012 12:38 PM ET
For the second consecutive year, Luke Donald assumed the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the European Tour's flagship event.
Donald won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday to take the top spot from Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut at Wentworth. McIlroy has missed the cut in each of his last two starts, a first since 2010 for the Ulsterman.
The Englishman leads McIlroy by 1.04 points for the top spot. The rest of the top five is unchanged, with Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar following McIlroy.
Justin Rose, co-runner-up at Wentworth with Paul Lawrie, gained four spots to sixth. Hunter Mahan fell to seventh. Jason Dufner, runner-up at Colonial, is now eighth. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker each fell two spots to round out the top 10.
Colonial winner Zach Johnson improved to 17th from 27th. The aforementioned Lawrie moved up 11 spots to 29th.
The top 60 in the OWGR as of June 11 will be exempt into the U.S. Open. A pair of players each made a move in forging a path to Olympic Club via that route.
Branden Grace, who was solo fifth at the BMW PGA Championship, cracked the top 60. The South African gained 10 spots to 55th.
PGA Tour rookie John Huh finished T-5 to gain another 11 spots to 76th. After his first event of the season at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Huh was 549th in the world.
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