22 Jun 2010

New US Open champion 13th in world

6:02 am on 22 June 2010

The new US Open golf champion, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has improved 24 places to number 13 in the world rankings following his victory yesterday at Pebble Beach in California.

McDowell became the first European since Tony Jacklin 40 years ago to win the US Open, when he beat the French qualifier Gregory Havret by one shot.

Havret's surprise performance in his first U.S. Open sent him soaring up the list by nearly 300 places to 104th.