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Leishman's win lifts him to 78th in world

June 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM   |   Comments

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VIRGINIA WATER, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Australian Marc Leishman's first PGA Tour victory jumped him 82 places to No. 78 Monday in the world men's golf rankings.

The 28-year-old Leishman, trailing by six shots at the start of the final round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., Sunday, shot an 8-under-par 62 and won the event by a stroke.

There is no change in the Top 10 this week.

Luke Donald remains No. 1, followed, in order, by Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods, Web Simpson, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan.

Graeme McDowell is No. 11, Steve Stricker is 12th, Dustin Johnson 13th, Phil Mickelson 14th and Martin Kaymer 15th.

Rounding out the Top 20 are Adam Scott (16), Charl Schwartzel (17), Zach Johnson (18), Rickie Fowler 19 and Louis Oosthuizen (20).

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