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Rory McIlroy rises to No. 2 in World Golf Rankings, Tiger Woods drops to 9th

Photo: Scott Heppell, Associated Press

Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after his two-shot victory at the British Open.

Rory McIlroy is No. 2 in the new World Golf Rankings released Monday, jumping up six spots with his two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler at the British Open at Royal Liverpool.

McIlroy, at 25 years and 77 days old, became the third youngest golfer to win the third leg of the Grand Slam after Jack Nicklaus (23 years and 181 days) and Tiger Woods (24 years and 171 days).

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Adam Scott, (T5, -12 at British Open) remains the world's top-ranked golfer, for a 10th straight week. Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, and Garcia round out the top five.

Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Day, Woods and Jim Furyk are the next five in the rankings. Co-runner-up Rickie Fowler jumped up seven spots to land at 18.

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