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Jeev at 59th place in World Golf Rankings

New Delhi, Aug 19 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh has worked his way up to 59th place in the official World Golf Rankings as a result of his inspiring tied ninth finish at last week's USPGA Championship held at the Oakland Golf and Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

Jeev's tied ninth finish in Michigan was the best by an Indian at a Major.

The Chandigarh golfer moved up seven places as he was ranked 66 prior to the USPGA Championship.

Jyoti Randhawa on the other hand, dropped from number 88 to 92 in the official World Golf Rankings.

Jeev has now come closer to his goal of getting back into the world's top-50. His best ranking so far has been number 37 which was achieved as a result of four victories in 2006.

The 2006 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner is currently placed 14th (Euro 1,014,938) on the European Tour Order of Merit and second (540,694 dollar) on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Jeev's next stop is the USPGA Tour's Wyndham Championship which will be held this week at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Story first published: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 15:41 [IST]
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