McIlroy paired with Donald and Westwood for Blue Monster challenge

Updated: March 7, 2012


Rory McIlroy only grabbed top spot in the world golf rankings on Sunday but this week faces a direct challenge from the two men who could limit his reign to just seven days.

The Northern Irishman is grouped with world No 2 Luke Donald and No 3 Lee Westwood in the first two rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Blue Monster course.

Donald was world No 1 for 40 weeks until McIlroy overtook him with victory at the Honda Classic on Sunday while Westwood held the top spot prior to Donald’s ascent.