Norman takes biggest single leap in golf rankings history

July 22nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne , July 22 (ANI): Legendary golfer Greg Norman has jumped a record 480 places on the world golf rankings following his third-place finish at the British Open.

Ranked 646th in the world before he teed off, Norman has soared to No.166, the biggest single leap in rankings history, Fox sports reported.

Norman, who was No.1 for a record 331 weeks before being usurped by Tiger Woods, is now at his highest ranking since 2003.

Back-to-back British Open winner Padraig Harrington climbed 11 places to a career-high No.3 in the world, behind Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Adam Scott is fourth with compatriot Geoff Ogilvy, who missed the cut at Royal Birkdale is sixth.

Open runner-up Ian Poulter moves from 42nd to 23rd. (ANI)

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