Siem on the rise
German up to 58 in the world after French Open triumph
Last Updated: July 9, 2012 12:47pm
Marcel Siem: Celebrating his victory at the French Open on Sunday
Germany's Marcel Siem has moved up to 58 in the world on the back of his triumph at the French Open over the weekend.
The 31-year-old secured his first European Tour victory for some eight years at Le Golf National on Sunday as he finished one shot clear of Italy's Francesco Molinari.
Having started the tournament at 120 in the rankings, Siem has jumped 62 places courtesy of his success and has also earned himself a spot at the Open Championship later this month.
Across the Atlantic, Ted Potter Jr held his nerve in a play-off to win the Greenbrier Classic and has broken the world's top 100 as a result.
The left-hander claimed his maiden PGA tour win after edging out Troy Kelly at the third extra hole and has subsequently leapt from 218th to 83rd in the latest round of rankings.
Rival Kelly improves from 464th to 167th and has also clinched a place at Royal Lytham for The Open with his runner-up finish.
Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:
1 Luke Donald 9.83pts, 2 Rory McIlroy 8.68, 3 Lee Westwood 8.11, 4 Tiger Woods 7.73, 5 Webb Simpson 6.61, 6 Bubba Watson 6.20, 7 Jason Dufner 5.76, 8 Matt Kuchar 5.73, 9 Justin Rose 5.61, 10 Hunter Mahan 5.29, 11 Graeme McDowell 5.12, 12 Adam Scott 5.06, 13 Steve Stricker 4.77, 14 Martin Kaymer 4.70, 15 Dustin Johnson 4.66, 16 Phil Mickelson 4.61, 17 Zach Johnson 4.49, 18 Charl Schwartzel 4.44, 19 Rickie Fowler 4.40, 20 Louis Oosthuizen 4.39
Other leading Europeans:
22 Sergio Garcia, 26 Peter Hanson, 27 Ian Poulter, 28 Francesco Molinari, 31 Paul Lawrie, 35 Nicolas Colsaerts, 36 Martin Laird, 37 Thomas Bjorn, 39 Carl Pettersson, 41 Fredrik Jacobson, 44 Alvaro Quiros, 45 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 47 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 49 Simon Dyson, 52 Robert Karlsson, 55 Anders Hansen, 58 Marcel Siem, 59 Robert Rock, 60 Padraig Harrington, 64 Matteo Manassero, 65 Jamie Donaldson, 72 Paul Casey, 82 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 84 Darren Clarke, 86 Brian Davis, 89 Alexander Noren, 91 Joost Luiten, 93 Pablo Larrazabal, 97 David Lynn