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Casey moves up rankings, despite Ryder Cup omission

Colin Montgomery forced to hide from sheer volume of I-told-you-sos

British golfer Paul Casey has moved up from eighth to ninth position in the latest world rankings.

Casey was left out of the European Ryder Cup team, which was named last night, despite ranking ahead of the three wildcard picks: Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington and Edoardo Molinari.

Many, including Luke Donald, have criticised Casey’s omission. Donald earlier told BBC Sport that “the European Tour has to look harder at the system” following the Ryder Cup selections.

Matt Kuchar of the USA has entered the top ten for the first time after his performance at the Barclays over the weekend.

Latest leading positions:

1 Tiger Woods 9.41pts, 2 Phil Mickelson 8.99, 3 Lee Westwood 8.82, 4 Steve Stricker 7.90, 5 Martin Kaymer 6.80, 6 Jim Furyk 6.77, 7 Rory McIlroy 5.93, 8 Paul Casey 5.69, 9 Ernie Els 5.56, 10 Matt Kuchar 5.26.

11 Luke Donald 5.20, 12 Ian Poulter 5.08, 13 Hunter Mahan 4.87, 14 Graeme McDowell 4.83, 15 Edoardo Molinari 4.45, 16 Anthony Kim 4.44, 17 Zach Johnson 4.39, 18 Retief Goosen 4.35, 19 Padraig Harrington 4.14, 20 Robert Allenby 4.14.

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