Hoylake, United Kingdom: Rory McIlroy is the new world number two after his dramatic British Open victory on Sunday at Royal Liverpool lifted him six places in the rankings. (Three down, masters to go: McIlroy)
Australia's Adam Scott keeps the number one spot after finishing in a tie for fifth with countryman Marc Leishman on 12 under, five shots behind the Northern Irishman. (Also read: McIlroys have double success at British Open)
Sweden's Henrik Stenson drops to number three while Justin Rose of England is fourth and Spaniard Sergio Garcia climbs from ninth to fifth.