Love Cracks Top 10 in World Golf Rankings


Davis Love III climbed four spots to come in at No. 9 in the latest World Golf Rankings following his second-place finish at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Love finished alongside Jonathan Kaye, one shot behind eventual champion Phil Mickelson.
The result was Love's best so far this year. The 38-year-old has three top-10 finishes in 2002.
Tiger Woods remained firmly entrenched atop the rankings. Woods, who has completed the first half of the grand slam with victories at the Masters and the U.S. Open, will look to move closer to completing the feat at the British Open at Muirfield Golf Links in Scotland next month.
Mickelson stayed put at No. 2 in the world following his second straight GHO title. The victory was Mickelson's 21st on tour as he became the first player to successfully defend his title in the 51-year history of the event.
Ernie Els held on to third followed by current Order of Merit leader on the European Tour Retief Goosen, who switched positions with Sergio Garcia. The young Spaniard came in at No. 5 while David Toms, David Duval and Vijay Singh kept their places from last week.
Nick Price rounded out the top 10 closely behind Love. Jim Furyk fell out of the top 10 to come in at 11th this week while Padraig Harrington dropped one spot to 12th.
Chris DiMarco also fell one position to come in at No. 13 while Darren Clarke remained at 14th. Colin Montgomerie, who will defend his title at the Irish Open this week, held on to No. 15 while Bob Estes climbed one place at 16th.
Angel Cabrera moved up one spot to No. 17 while Rocco Mediate dropped two positions to come in at No. 18.
Kenny Perry held on to the 19th. He was followed by Mike Weir, who stayed put at No. 20.
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