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August 14, 2012

SI Golf Ranking: Rory vaults to No. 1, Tiger No. 2

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Rory McIlroy (129, 12, T10) - Last three finishes: 1, PGA Championship; T5, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T60, British Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

2. Tiger Woods (103, 1, 1) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T8, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T3, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 3

3. Keegan Bradley (85, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T3, PGA Championship; 1, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T34, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 12

4. Ernie Els (71, 3, 2) - Last three finishes: T48, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; MC, RBC Canadian Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 17

5. Jason Dufner (69, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T27, PGA Championship; 7, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T31, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 9

6. Graeme McDowell (51, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T24, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T5, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 13

7. Adam Scott (46, 0, 9) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T45, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; 2, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 6

8. Webb Simpson (41, 1, 4) - Last three finishes: MC, PGA Championship; T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking: 5

9. Zach Johnson (25, 0, 7) -  Last three finishes: 70, PGA Championship; T40, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T9, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 14

10. Bubba Watson (24, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T11, PGA Championship; T19, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; T23, British Open
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

 

Others receiving votes:
Luke Donald (22)
Justin Rose (17)
Lee Westwood (12)
Steve Stricker (10)
Jim Furyk (5)
Matt Kuchar (3)
Ian Poulter (2)

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