Henrik Stenson climbs to fifth in the world after Open victory

Sergio Garcia returns to the top 10 while Rory McIlroy holds onto fourth place

Henrik Stenson’s brilliant victory in the Open Championship at Royal Troon has lifted him just one place in the updated world rankings.

Stenson moved up from sixth to fifth after a stunning 63 in the final round gave him a first major title and three-shot victory over Phil Mickelson, who climbed from 19th to 13th in the standings.

Sergio Garcia is back into the top 10 after his share of fifth place, while England's Andrew Johnston is up to a career-high 89th after finishing eighth.

Meanwhile Shane Lowry has slipped down a place form 27th to 28th after he missed the cut at Royal Troon.


Latest positions and points average: 1 Jason Day (Aus) 13.23, 2 Dustin Johnson (USA) 11.28, 3 Jordan Spieth (USA) 10.85, 4 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 9.39, 5 Henrik Stenson (Swe) 8.87, 6 Bubba Watson (USA) 7.09, 7 Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.56, 8 Adam Scott (Aus) 6.40, 9 Danny Willett (Eng) 6.22, 10 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 5.57, 11 Justin Rose (Eng) 5.36, 12 Branden Grace (Rsa) 5.32, 13 Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.16, 14 Patrick Reed (USA) 5.00, 15 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 4.54, 16 JB Holmes (USA) 4.46, 17 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.29, 18 Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.13, 19 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) 4.12, 20 Zach Johnson (USA) 4.08. 28 Shane Lowry (Irl)