Wednesday 22 November 2017

Shane Lowry at all-time high as Tiger Woods plummets to 62nd in latest world rankings

Irish golfer Shane Lowry
Irish golfer Shane Lowry
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Shane Lowry is up to a career high No 40 in golf's official world rankings with Rory McIlroy remaining out on top.

A sublime closing 68 at the Farmer's Open open say the Offaly native miss the play-off by just two shots.

The Clara man completed his opening tournament of 2015 and first event in 10 weeks in a tie for seventh on seven-under with Martin Laird of Scotland (69), Nick Watney (73) and Jimmy Walker (73).

This stirring effort was good enough to clinch for Lowry his first top-10 finish in the US, just two outside a four-man playoff between JB Holmes, Harris English, Jason Day and defending champion Scott Stallings for the 2015 Farmers Open title.

Rory McIlroy remains No 1 in the rankings with a lead of more than four points over Henrik Stenson while Tiger Woods fell to 62nd, his worst mark since the year he joined the PGA Tour in 1996.

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