Week 40 - Padraig Harrington is the new world No.6 after victory in the dunhill links championship in Scotland
Padraig Harrington moves up 3 spots to a career-high world ranking position of No.6 after he overcame Eduardo Romero on the second play-off hole to win the $5 million dunhill links championship in Scotland. Harrington birdied the final hole of regulation play to force the play-off and then went on to birdie the second extra hole and take home the E818,662 first place cheque.
Runner-up Eduardo Romero moves up 16 places to a new career-best position of World No.19 and of the third-place finishers; Vijay Singh remains at No.8; Colin Montgomerie continues to climb as he moves up 4 to No.13 and Sandy Lyle improves 174 positions on his way to the world No.212 position.
On the US PGA TOUR this week, Charles Howell III became the 14th first-time winner on TOUR this season as he earned his first career victory at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 23-year old from Augusta, Georgia improves 21 positions to No.39 on the World Ranking this week.
In this week’s other tournament, Roland Thatcher beat Aaron Baddeley by two strokes to win the Bank of America Monterey Peninsula Classic at the Bayonet Course in Seaside, California. Roland moves up to World No.616=.