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Cameron Smith is already second and Jon Rahm drops to fifth after the British Open

The Australian Cameron Smith, winner of the British Open this Sunday, has placed second in the world golf ranking, after the American Scottie Schef


The Australian Cameron Smith, winner of the British Open this Sunday, has placed second in the world golf ranking, after the American Scottie Scheffler, while the Spanish Jon Rahm dropped to fifth place.

Smith’s display allowed him to climb from sixth to second in the table, where he has 9.03 points, to Scheffler’s 10.59, who collapsed on the last lap at St. Andrews and finished twenty-first.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who battled to the end with Smith but finished third, now occupies the same position in the world rankings, with 8.32, just ahead of American Patrick Cantlay (7.54).

Rahm fell two positions and is now fifth with 7.39 after finishing thirty-fourth in the British Open, and the rest of the Spaniards located in the ‘top 100’ also drop in the list: Adri Arnaus is 64, Sergio García 69 and Pablo Larrazábal the 76