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Harrington soars 62 spots in world rankings to move back into top 100

The Dubliner moves up to 97th on the back of his win in Portugal.

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PÁDRAIG HARRINGTON HAS surged 62 places up the world rankings on the back of his victory at the Portugal Masters.

The Dubliner held his nerve in Vilamoura yesterday to claim a one-shot victory over England’s Andy Sullivan after tallying 23-under-par for the tournament.

As a result, Harrington has made a huge move up the world rankings, from 159th to 97th, returning to the top 100 for the first time since July 2015.

Harrington reached a career-high number three in the world in 2008, the year he won two of his three majors.

The world’s top nine remain unchanged with Australia’s Jason Day leading the way from Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in what is a quiet time for the planet’s top golfers.

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell both drop one spot, to 44th and 78th respectively, while Paul Dunne, who retained his European Tour card by finishing 107th in the Race to Dubai with 111 cards on offer, drops four spots to 281st in the world.

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