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Luke Donald still top of the pile as Rory McIlroy remains second in rankings

McIlroy will attract crowds to Royal Portrush for the Irish Open this week.

Donald and McIlroy at the recent US Open in San Francisco.
Donald and McIlroy at the recent US Open in San Francisco.
Image: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LUKE DONALD REMAINS as world No.1 for the fourth straight week after edging ahead of Rory McIlroy last month.

The two have been duelling for the top spot for the past three months with the position changing hands several times.

Donald moved back ahead after winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth on 27 May. Neither player was in action last week.

McIlroy will attract crowds to Royal Portrush for the Irish Open this week.

World top 20: 1. Luke Donald (ENG) 9.96pts, 2. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 8.89, 3. Lee Westwood (ENG) 8.83, 4. Tiger Woods (USA) 6.70, 5. Webb Simpson (USA) 6.62, 6. Bubba Watson (USA) 6.25, 7. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.90, 8. Jason Dufner (USA) 5.75, 9. Justin Rose (ENG) 5.61, 10. Hunter Mahan (USA) 5.41, 11. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 5.16, 12. Steve Stricker (USA) 5.03, 13. Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.89, 14. Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.86, 15. Martin Kaymer (GER) 4.84, 16. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.68, 17. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 4.60, 18. Zach Johnson (USA) 4.58, 19. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.49, 20. Rickie Fowler (USA) 4.49.

- © AFP, 2012

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