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Golf: Rose moves to third in world after US Open win

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Justin Rose is now in third place in golf's world rankings after his US Open win at Merion at the weekend.

The 32-year-old moved up two in the overall standings following his two-shot win over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day on Sunday.

Mickelson -- a six-time runner-up in the event -- climbed four spots to sixth, while Day hit a career-best 16th.

Tiger Woods remained world number, with Rory McIlroy at number two.

Rose's win made him the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970 and the country's first major champion since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters.

1 Tiger Woods (USA) 13.05

2 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 9.52

3 Justin Rose (ENG) 8.18

4 Adam Scott (AUS) 7.35

5 Matt Kuchar (USA) 6.68

6 Phil Mickelson (USA) 6.17

7 Luke Donald (ENG) 6.07

8 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 5.96

9 Graeme McDowell (NIR) 5.58

10 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 5.28

11 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.21

12 Lee Westwood (ENG) 5.06

13 Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 4.96

14 Keegan Bradley (USA) 4.83

15, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 4.80

16 Jason Day (AUS) 4.49

17 Jason Dufner (USA) 4.39

18 Ian Poulter (ENG) 4.38

19 Bubba Watson (USA) 4.36

20 Ernie Els (RSA) 4.32

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