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Boston win moves Steve Stricker to number two in World Golf rankings

John Williams - Wednesday 09.09.09, 19:36pm

250px-fedex_cupsvgSteve Stricker’s victory in Boston’s Deutsche Bank Championship has lifted him above Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup standings, with 5,605 points to Woods 4,696.

Stricker has also moved up in the world rankings where he now finds himself as number two to Tiger Woods runaway number one position. The pair currently look certain to make the Tour Championship, but last years FedEx Cup winner Vijay Singh was among the casualties in Boston and will not be defending his title.

Padraig Harrington is top of the European players going into The BMW Championship at Illinois tomorrow, he is in seventh place with nearest rival Ian Poulter back in 30th and currently just in the final championship group.

Other Europeans still in with a shout areĀ  Luke Donald 32nd, Paul Casey 36th, Brian Davis 53rd, Sergio Garcia 55th and Fredrik Jacobson at 56th.

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Tags: FedEx Cup Playoffs · Ian Poulter · Luke Donald · Padraig Harrington · Paul Casey · Tiger Woods


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  • 1 Jack // Sep 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    hearty congratulations to Stricky!

  • 2 Andy Brown of GolfSwingSecretsRevealed.com // Sep 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    One that perhaps will change the way we look at golf and its players. But first, I must applaud Steve Stricker and at the same time express my amazement because I never expected Steve Stricker to be the guy closest guy to Tiger Woods but that is exactly the case as he is now second in the world golf rankings list.

    But my point is that now that Steve Stricker has tasted success on what is undoubtedly the most difficult tour in the world, he now has to replicate this success in onther parts of the globe, specially Europe. He needs to expose himself to golf aficionados outside the shores of America and that will be his real test. With golf throwing up so many global stars, it is critical for Stricker to be as successful as he is right now in places like Europe and Asia which should not be very difficult, but still essential.

    But as of now, what he has got and achieved, is great in itself, considering this day and age when everyone has been talking about young up-and-coming stars, that a 42-year-old is the one in the prime position for a challenge to the top spot.

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