Europeans storm world rankings


The release of the newest Official World Golf Ranking should catch the eye of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin.

With Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy moving up to No. 10 this week, a European record was set. Six Europeans are among the top 10, most since the world rankings were established 23 years ago.

England’s Lee Westwood moved up and over fellow countryman Paul Casey to No. 4 as the highest ranked European after winning the Dubai World Championship on Sunday. Casey’s No. 5, Ireland’s Padraig Harrington No. 6, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson No. 7 and Spain’s Sergio Garica No. 8.

The Americans meet Europe in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales Oct. 1-3.

The entire top 10 is made up of nothing but Europeans and Americans with Tiger Woods No. 1, Phil Mickelson No. 2, Steve Stricker No. 3 and Kenny Perry No. 9.