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Peter Hanson reaches new high in golf rankings after BMW Masters victory

Updated: Monday, 29 Oct 2012 10:32

Hanson held his nerve to win in Shanghai
Hanson held his nerve to win in Shanghai

Sweden's Peter Hanson is up to a career-high 17th in the world after holding off number one Rory McIlroy to win the BMW Masters in Shanghai.

Hanson's move up from 25th would have been even bigger but for the fact that American Nick Watney won in Malaysia to improve from 22nd to 16th.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Rory McIlroy 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Luke Donald, 4 Lee Westwood, 5 Justin Rose, 6 Adam Scott, 7 Webb Simpson, 8 Bubba Watson, 9 Brandt Snedeker, 10 Jason Dufner

Other lrish in top 100:

22 Graeme McDowell, 57 Shane Lowry, 59 Padraig Harrington