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Grace continues climb up golf rankings

Oct. 8, 2012 at 7:12 AM   |   Comments

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Branden Grace continued a huge season on the European Tour with another win but the week's golf results left the men's world rankings Top 10 unchanged.

Grace won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for his fifth tournament title of 2012. He started the year No. 271 in the rankings and the latest victory boosted him another eight places to No. 37.

Ryan Moore won the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospital for Children Open and improves his ranking five spots to 39th in the world.

Rory McIlroy has a sizable lead atop the rankings. His ranking points average is 12.397, nearly 3 points better than No. 2-ranked Tiger Woods (9.474) while Luke Donald comes in third with 9.095.

Lee Westwood is fourth with an average of 6.984 but the rest of the Top 10 is bunched together.

Justin Rose (6.350) is fifth but just more than half a point better than No. 10 Jason Dufner (5.841). In between is Adam Scott (6.267) in sixth while Bubba Watson is No. 7 with an average of 6.117 while No. 8 Webb Simpson comes in at 5.974 and ninth-ranked Brandt Snedeker is ninth at 5.883.

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