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Rory McIlroy hangs on to No 1 as Rose breaks top 10

The 22-year-old finished third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday thanks to a late surge.

Rory McIlroy: still out in front.
Rory McIlroy: still out in front.
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RORY MCILROY REMAINS the world’s top golfer today after another good weekend’s work.

The 22-year-old finished third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday thanks to a late surge up the leaderboard.

The tournament was won by Englishman Justin Rose, who has now has moved back into the top 10 as a result.  The 31-year-old won the event by one shot from American Bubba Watson at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral in Florida.

With the win, Rose jumped from 22nd to seventh in the rankings, the first time he has been in the top 10 since July 2008.

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood still trail McIlroy while German Martin Kaymer stayed fourth ahead of American Steven Stricker. South African Charl Schwartzel’s fourth place finish at Doral saw him move from ninth to sixth, while American Dustin Johnson slipped from seventh to 12th.

Americans Webb Simpson and Hunter Mahan are eighth and 10th respectively, with Australian Jason Day ninth. Puerto Rico Open winner George McNeill improved 70 spots and into number 106 in the world.

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