Harrington now 276th in the world

Pádraig Harrington during the recent US PGA in Kentucky. Picture Eoin Clarke, www.golffile.ie

Pádraig Harrington is down another nine spots to 276th in the world rankings after losing his PGA Tour card by missing the cut in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.

Rory McIlroy (1), Graeme McDowell (16) and Shane Lowry (60) are the only Irish players in the world's top-100 with Michael Hoey the next best at 175th. 

McIlroy and McDowell will be in action this week in the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, The Barclays, at Ridgewood County Club in New Jersey while on the European Tour, Simon Thornton, Damien McGrane, Gareth Maybin, Peter Lawrie, Kevin Phelan, David Higgins and Ruaidhri McGee have entered the D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague.

No Irish players qualified for the Challenge Tour's limited field, 40-man Rolex Trophy in Geneva, which gives players an advantage in the race for those coveted spots on the European Tour next year for the Top 20 in the Rankings.

Irish in the Official World Golf Ranking

This WkLast wkEnd '13NameAvg PtsTotal PtsDivLostGainedEvents
116Rory McIlroy11.1542557.7150-224.15463.4250
161614Graeme McDowell4.8012235.2649-147.78122.7349
606076Shane Lowry2.2079112.6051-51.5174.4651
175172247Michael Hoey1.009552.5052-21.7138.2753
255250338Damien McGrane0.708436.8452-15.0925.3158
276267131Padraig Harrington0.667734.7252-48.1416.0158
342334297Simon Thornton0.513721.0641-11.288.0641
351345296Darren Clarke0.499321.4743-12.359.4543
397432390Gareth Maybin0.438921.9450-11.2710.9850
547535412Paul McGinley0.278611.1440-10.255.1432
555543368David Higgins0.270710.8340-8.09-37
593570300Peter Lawrie0.245812.7852-20.972.6156
635626968Niall Turner0.21428.5740-1.417.2621
647637544Gareth Shaw0.20218.0940-4.631.6833
752746996Kevin Phelan0.14815.9240-1.344.8123
8528511508Ruaidhri McGee0.11344.5340-0.024.5513
872864791Alan Dunbar0.10714.2840-2.121.2025
9749651152Niall Kearney0.07553.0240-0.872.4418
134713421181Dermot McElroy (am)0.02090.8440-0.51-2
134713421181Jonathan Caldwell0.02090.8440-0.51-1