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McIlroy drops Rahm from the two

The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy has snatched the second place in the world golf ranking from the Spanish Jon Rahm, which is still led by the Ame


The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy has snatched the second place in the world golf ranking from the Spanish Jon Rahm, which is still led by the American Scottie Scheffler and in which the Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick was in tenth place after winning the United States Open.

McIlroy’s fifth place finish allows him to climb a step on the podium with an average of 7.77 points to the detriment of Rahm (7.76), twelfth in Brookline after a bad last day in which he cut off his chances of trying to revalidate the victory with 74 strokes. in the third ‘major’ of the season. Meanwhile, Scheffler, who fought until the last moment to win the second major this year -he won the Augusta Masters-, consolidated his leadership in the world list, which he leads with 10.95 points.

Fitzpatrick, winner after a vibrant fight with the American Will Zalatoris, opened his chapter of triumphs in the big ones and climbed to tenth place on a list in which the also American Collin Morikawa, fifth, rose from seventh to fourth place (7.20) , just ahead of Justin Thomas.

The American Patrick Cantlay and the Australian Cameron Smith, who curdled a poor performance, dropped to sixth and seventh place, respectively, followed by the Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the American Sam Burns. Adri Arnaus and Sergio García could not make the cut. Both descend to positions 56 and 59, and Pablo Larrazábal improved one place (70).