Rory McIlroy did not play over the weekend, but he remains on top of the latest World Golf Rankings by a pretty healthy margin. Several members of the top 10 did participate in the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual at Sherwood Country Club, which did create a few minor shakeups in the rankings.
Graeme McDowell took home the World Challenge trophy with a a score of -17, posting a three-stroke victory over Keegan Bradley. The win was McDowell's first in two years and moved him from No. 24 to No. 14 in the rankings. Tiger Woods finished tied-fourth at -9 and held at No. 3 in the rankings.
Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson flip-flopped spots in the rankings, with Snedeker moving from No. 10 to No. 9 and Simpson from No. 9 to No. 10. This happened despite Simpson finishing with a better score at the World Challenge. Jason Dufner held at No. 8, although he had a worse score at the World Challenge than both Snedeker and Simpson.
Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott switched spots, with Oosthuizen risking from No. 7 to No. 5 and Scott falling from No. 5 to No. 7.
Here is the complete top 10 via the official World Golf Ranking website:
1. Rory McIlroy
2. Luke Donald
3. Tiger Woods
4. Justin Rose
5. Louis Oosthuizen
6. Lee Westwood
7. Adam Scott
8. Jason Dufner
9. Brandt Snedeker
10. Webb Simpson