Stenson up to 4th in world rankings

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Updated: September 23, 2013

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Henrik Stenson became the first European
to win The Tour Championship and that helped him rise to No. 4 in this week’s
world golf rankings.

Stenson, who was also the first European to win the FedExCup, moved up two
places thanks to his win at East Lake.

The top three were unchanged with Tiger Woods followed by Adam Scott and Phil
Mickelson. Stenson moved into fourth and was trailed by Justin Rose, who
remained No. 5, and Rory McIlroy, who fell two to sixth.

Steve Stricker shared second behind Stenson and improved a pair to seventh,
which bumped Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker down one spot apiece to eighth
and ninth.

Jason Dufner stayed put in 10th and was followed again by Graeme McDowell,
Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk. Keegan Bradley inched up one to 14 and that pushed
Luke Donald down a spot to 15th.

Jason Day held steady in 16th, while Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood exchanged
places with the Spaniard up to 17th. Charl Schwartzel and Ian Poulter closed
out the top 20 again this week.

Jordan Spieth, who shared second at East Lake with Stricker, jumped nine to
No. 21 this week.

Julien Quesne won the Italian Open on Sunday and that helped him soar 94
places No. 135 in the latest rankings.