Jordan Spieth has closed the gap on world number one Rory McIlroy to less than two average ranking points after his US Open win.

Spieth’s second major triumph of the season lifted his average to 11.06 ranking points per event, up from 9.28. McIlroy dropped from 12.92 to 12.77 after finishing in a share of ninth place at Chambers Bay.

Dustin Johnson jumped four places to third to ease the disappointment of his runner-up finish on Sunday, when he three-putted the last hole to finish one shot behind Spieth. Fellow runner-up Louis Oosthuizen returns to the top 20 in 16th.

England’s Justin Rose is up one place to fourth while Australia’s Jason Day,who played on after collapsing from vertigo to finish alongside McIlroy on level par, rises from 10th to eighth.

Click next to see a comparison between Spieth and McIlroy’s PGA Tour record

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Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester is an experienced sports writer, having worked at SportsVibe and written for numerous sporting titles including Golfing World, Birmingham Mail and Stoke City's website.

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