Kiwi Hendry rockets up world golf rankings
Mike Hendry has rocketed up the world golf rankings following his appearance at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida last week.
Hendry has climbed 51 places in the latest rankings to No 143 in the world, solidifying his position as the New Zealand No 1 with Michael Campbell almost 100 spots further back at No 240, and Danny Lee ranked No 249 in the world.
Hendry finished tied for 58th in the elite 65-strong field at Doral, the second of four World Golf Championship events in the year.
Despite the lowly finish, his debut appearance in the WGC has seen him pick up enough points to make serious inroads in the rankings.
Having won the New Zealand PGA Championship near Queenstown the previous week, the 33-year-old North Harbour pro has risen 88 places in the past fortnight.
Tiger Woods' comfortable victory at Doral, his second PGA Tour win this year, wasn't enough to knock Rory McIlroy off top spot.
The Northern Irishman boasts an average of 11.47 points, with Woods at 10.48. England's Luke Donald is third, well back on 7.08.
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