Zach Johnson’s victory in the Open Championship has lifted the American from 25th to 12th in the latest world rankings.

Johnson defeated 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen and Australia’s Marc Leishman in a four-hole aggregate play-off at St Andrews after the trio finished tied on 15 under par.

Oosthuizen moved from 17th to 13th as a result, with Leishman jumping from 61st to a career-high 27th.

Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth finished a shot outside the play-off and remains second in the rankings behind Rory McIlroy, who missed the defence of his title due to an ankle ligament injury suffered playing football.

World rankings

1. Rory McIlroy 12.60,
2. Jordan Spieth 11.66,
3. Bubba Watson 7.08,
4. Dustin Johnson 6.60,
5. Justin Rose 6.49,
6. Rickie Fowler 6.43,
7. Jim Furyk 6.39,
8. Henrik Stenson 6.24,
9. Jason Day 6.13,
10. Sergio Garcia 5.69,
11. Adam Scott 5.31,
12. Zach Johnson 5.12

All the stats for Zach’s Open Championship win at St Andrews
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Round GIR % Driving Distance Putts Score
1 78% 271 27 66
2 78% 298 31 71
3 83% 290 31 70
4 67% 302 26 66
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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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