Date: September 08, 2009
Author: PA Sport

Stricker rises to second

Steve Stricker is the new world No.2 after his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship in America. The win, which also took the 42-year-old to the top of the FedEx Cup play-off standings ahead of Tiger Woods, moved him above Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey to his highest-ever position on the rankings. Meanwhile, the fifth Japan Tour victory by 17-year-old sensation Ryo Ishikawa lifts him into the world top 50 for the first time at 47th. Latest leading positions: 1. Tiger Woods (14.53 points), 2. Steve Stricker (7.99), 3. Phil Mickelson (7.61), 4. Paul Casey (6.58), 5. Kenny Perry (6.06), 6. Henrik Stenson (6.00), 7. Sergio Garcia (5.68), 8. Geoff Ogilvy (5.59), 9. Padraig Harrington (5.55), 10. Lee Westwood (5.14).