x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Victory in US puts Rose in the top 20

Justin Rose, who started the year ranked 70th in the world, is all the way back up to 16th after his second victory in the United States in five weeks.

Justin Rose, who started the year ranked 70th in the world, is all the way back up to 16th after his second victory in the United States in five weeks. The 29-year-old Englishman's one-shot victory at the AT&T National, followed his Memorial Tournament triumph at the start of June. Four of the last five events in the US have been won by UK golfers. Miguel Angel Jimenez's French Open win, meanwhile, takes the Spaniard from 50th to 32nd in the rankings.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods is headlining an Irish charity tournament this week, though it could be his last with his No 1 ranking. Woods is seeking to regain past form before next week's British Open at St Andrews, but he could lose the top ranking for the first time in five years before then. Phil Mickelson, his No 2-ranked rival, is playing at the PGA-ranked Scottish Open, which Woods decided to skip.