McIlroy gives Britain top 3 places in rankings

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LONDON (AP) -- British golfers hold the top three spots in the world rankings, the first time that's happened in the 25-year history of the rankings.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland rose to third Monday following his triumph at the U.S. Open. Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are No. 1 and No. 2.

Having started the year at No. 10, McIlroy overtook PGA Champion Martin Kaymer without playing last weekend because of the German's poor showing at the BMW International Open.

McIlroy won the U.S. Open by a record score at Congressional on June 19. His next tournament is the British Open at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England, starting July 14.