Golf has a new No. 1 player. By virtue of his win at the Honda Classic on Sunday, Rory McIlroy ascended to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
The 22-year-old became the first Ulsterman to take over the spot, supplanting Luke Donald. McIlroy is the second-youngest player to be No. 1, behind Tiger Woods. Woods, who was runner-up in his first professional start at PGA National, moved up five places to No. 16. Westwood, who closed with 63 to take solo fourth place, is third.
Through a quirk of the ranking formula, Jason Day moved up three spots to seventh. Masters champion Charl Schwartzel improved to No. 9 from 12th on the heels of his T-5 finish. Adam Scott fell out of the top 10 for the first time since the week before his win at Firestone last August.
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