US Open 2013: Justin Rose moves up to third in the world with victory at Merion

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hold the top two positions

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Justin Rose has returned to third place in golf's world rankings following his maiden major championship victory in the US Open at Merion.

Rose climbs two places in the standings after a final round of 70 was enough for a two-shot win over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

Mickelson moves from 10th to sixth after his sixth runners-up finish in the US Open, with Day now a career-high 16th. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy remain first and second in the standings despite disappointing displays in the year's second major.

Latest leading positions:

1 Tiger Woods (USA) 13.05, 2 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 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 (NIrl) 5.58, 10 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 5.28, 11 Steve Stricker 5.21, 12 Lee Westwood (Eng) 5.06, 13 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.96, 14 Keegan Bradley (USA) 4.83, 15, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 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.