Shubhankar Sharma, Anirban Lahiri drop places in world golf rankings

India's ace golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri dropped places to be 69th and 83rd respectively in the World Golf Rankings released on Monday.

Shubhankar Sharma, Anirban Lahiri drop places in world golf rankings
Shubhankar Sharma went down five spots. (Reuters)

New Delhi: India's ace golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri dropped places to be 69th and 83rd respectively in the World Golf Rankings released on Monday.

Shubhankar fell five spots to be at 69 with 1.97 points, while Lahiri, who was at the 80th spot, dropped three places to sit in 83rd with 1.60 average points.

United States' Dustin Johnson continued to lead the rankings with 10.31 average points.

Another American golfer Justin Thomas remained in second place with 9.37 average points, ahead of Spain's Jon Rahm, who held third with 8.45 average points.

Three other United States golfers -- Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka -- came in fourth, eighth and ninth, respectively.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy jumped to seventh place with 6.52 average points.

McIlroy, a four-time major winner, returned to the top 10 after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, his first title since September 2016. 

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