Rory McIlroy holds on to lead, Jon Rahm fifth

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who returned to number one in world golf seven days ago after two years and four months, maintains his privileged position for another week, with an average of 9.55 points, ahead of the American’s 9.12 Scottie Scheffler, from whom he snatched the first place.

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There is no change in the top twenty in the list published this Monday, with Australian Cameron Smith third with 8.4 points.

American Patrick Cantlay is fourth ahead of Spaniard Jon Rahm. The Americans Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa and the Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick complete the list of the top ten.

Along with Rahm, the other Spaniards in the top one hundred are Adri Arnaus (78), Pablo Larrazábal (79), Sergio García (90) and Adrián Otaegui (96).

The Cantabrian Manuel Elvira, who premiered his record this Sunday by winning the title of champion of Spain, goes from 692 to 688.

The Englishman Jordan Smith, winner of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, is rewarded for his second title on the European circuit with an improvement of 24 places on the list, to 81.

Mexican Abraham Ancer, who is playing LIV Golf, drops from 23 to 25.

Rory McIlroy (Holywood, Northern Ireland, May 4, 1989), is a Northern Irish professional golfer. He has been number 1 in the world rankings for 95 weeks and has been in the top ten for more than 300 weeks.

This golfer has obtained four victories in major tournaments: the 2011 United States Open, the 2014 British Open and the 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship. He also finished third in the 2010 and 2022 British Open and in the Championship of the 2009 and 2010 PGAs.

Meanwhile, McIlroy won the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the 2015 WGC Match Play, the 2015 Dubai World Championship, the 2016, 2019 and 2022 Tour Championship and the 2016, 2019 and 2022 Fed Ex Cup. second in the 2012 WGC Match Play, third in the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship, and fourth in the 2009 and 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions.

The Northern Irishman has 20 wins on the PGA Tour and an additional 7 on the European Tour. He has finished first on the European circuit in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and second in 2009 and 2011, as well as first on the American circuit in 2014 and 2016, and third in 2012. On the other hand, the player has been part of the European team in the Ryder Cup since 2010, scoring eight points from twelve games.

McIlroy has been a UNICEF Ambassador for Ireland since June 2011. In December 2011 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. He also received the award from the radio station Raidió Teilifís Éireann for Sportsman of the Year 2011 and the Laureus Award for Newcomer of the Year 2012.