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Rory vaults to No. 2 in world with Open win
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy (pictured) jumped six spots from No. 8 and
replaced Henrik Stenson as the No. 2 player in the world.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rory McIlroy won his third major title last weekend with a 2-shot victory at the Open Championship, and that saw him jump up to No. 2 in the world rankings this week.

McIlroy, who held off Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler and finished at 17- under-par 271 for the championship, jumped six spots from No. 8 and replaced Sweden's Henrik Stenson as the No. 2 player in the world.

Adam Scott held on to the No. 1 ranking yet again after an impressive 12-under 276 put him in a tie for fifth at the Open. Stenson managed to finish his week at 1-under and he fell one spot to No. 3.  Full Story

McIlroy overpowers Hoylake
By Kevin Currie, Golf Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Armed with a 6-stroke lead entering the final round, pundits wondered what Rory McIlroy's game plan would be on Sunday at the Open Championship.

Would he get conservative because of his lead? Or would he continue to overpower Royal Liverpool?

Those questions were answered on the first tee when McIlroy pulled out driver and crushed another prodigious drive down the middle of the fairway. Nearly an inch of rain fell after Saturday's play and with the softer fairways, it was an easy decision for the now three-time major champion.  Full Story