Padraig Harrington fell two places to 16th in the world following his disappointing title defence at The Open.

Bidding for three wins in a row and his fourth major in two years, he had to settle for 65th place and is now back where he started in the world rankings before his 2007 Open win at Carnoustie.

Third in the world following the US PGA last year, he is no longer Europe's top player and has been passed by Paul Casey (3rd), Sergio Garcia (5th), Henrik Stenson (7th), Martin Kaymer (11th) and Lee Westwood (14th).

Rory McIlroy fell four places to 26th with Graeme McDowell down one to 47th. Darren Clarke remained 109th while Paul McGinley rose 11 places to 189th.

Clarke will return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks time where he is joined by Harrington, McDowell, McIlroy and Irish Open winner Shane Lowry.

However the Ulsterman will not be in action in the US PGA barring a late invitation from the PGA of America.

"I’m not in the PGA," Clarke said after the Open where he finished 52nd. "It would have been nice to have a decent week this week. It would have given him (Chubby Chandler) a little bit better grounds to ask for an invite. I’d think probably that way I’ve played this year, I don’t deserve one, so I’ve got no qualms. But I like Akron and played well there again last year, so hopefully I’ll get on well there."

1 Tiger Woods, USA 10.82

2 Phil Mickelson, USA 8.54

3 Paul Casey, Eng 6.60

4 Kenny Perry, USA 6.22

5 Sergio Garcia, Esp 6.02

6 Steve Stricker, USA 5.89

7 Henrik Stenson, Swe 5.88

8 Geoff Ogilvy, Aus 5.74

9 Stewart Cink, USA 5.04

10 Jim Furyk, USA 5.01

16 Padraig Harrington, Irl 4.33

26 Rory McIlroy, Nir 3.63

47 Graeme McDowell, Nir 2.42

109 Darren Clarke, Nir 1.48

132 Gareth Maybin, Nir 1.25

162 Damien McGrane, Irl 1.05

167 Peter Lawrie, Irl 1.02

172 Shane Lowry, Irl 1.00

189 Paul McGinley, Irl 0.93

The Official World Golf Ranking for Week 29 - 19th July 2009