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Rose back in golf's Top 10

March 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM   |   Comments

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VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 12 (UPI) -- Justin Rose's win at the Cadillac Championship in Florida returns him to the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings.

Rose won the tournament by one stroke over Bubba Watson for his 11th professional title and fourth on the PGA Tour. The championship was worth $1.4 million and boosts him from No. 22 to seventh in the rankings.

Charl Schwartzel finished tied for fourth at Doral and moves from ninth to No. 6 this week.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was third in the tournament and created a little space between himself and second-ranked Luke Donald, who tied for sixth in the Cadillac event. McIlroy has a rankings points average of 9.781 and Donald is at 9.085.

Lee Westwood (8.124) is third followed by Martin Kaymer (5.878) and Steve Stricker (5.756).

Schwartzel's average is 5.322, with Rose at 5.135. Webb Simpson (5.057) slips from sixth to No. 8 and Jason Day (5.052) is down two places to ninth this week. Hunter Mahan (4.960) remains 10th.

Dustin Johnson falls from eighth to 12th with an average of 4.895.

The winner of the other PGA event Sunday -- the Puerto Rico Open -- was George McNeill, whose ranking improves 70 spots to No. 106.

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