Following his win on Sunday at the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, Webb Simpson has risen nine places to the No. 5 spot in the World Rankings. This is Simpson's third career professional victory as his previous best finish at a major was a tie for 16th at the 2011 U.S. Open.
The top-four golfers remained in tact though as big name players such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Luke McDonald failed to make a dent. Graeme McDowell on the other hand was capable of turning a strong outing this weekend into tangible results in the rankings, as he rocketed 10-spots from the No. 21 ranking all the way to the No. 11 spot.
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