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McIlroy returns to the podium after winning the Tour Championship and Rahm remains sixth

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy returned to the podium of the world golf ranking, which is still led by the American Scottie Scheffler, after winni


Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy returned to the podium of the world golf ranking, which is still led by the American Scottie Scheffler, after winning the Tour Championship on Sunday, while Jon Rahm remains sixth.

The exciting victory in Atalanta allows the Northern Irish player to snatch third place from another player who throughout his career has been world number one such as Patrick Cantlay and place himself, with an average of 8.87 points, very close to the Australian Cameron Smith (8.94) , while Scheffler, second this Sunday, commands clearly (10.20).

Jon Rahm could not end up fighting again for victory in the Tour Championship for the two 71s on Saturday and Sunday. He remains sixth on the world list with 7.13, behind Xander Schauffele (7.38) and ahead of Justin Thomas (6.69), Collin Morikawa (6.43) and Will Zalatoris (6.41).

Adri Arnaus remains in 67th place, Pablo Larrazábal rises to 70th and Sergio García continues his decline and is now 74th.