Singh Strengthens No 1 Ranking

By Sports NetworkSeptember 13, 2004, 4:00 pm
Vijay Singh won for the second consecutive week Sunday at the Canadian Open, strengthening his position as the No. 1 player in this week's Official World Golf Ranking.
Singh, who won for the seventh time this season, is first for the second week in a row.
Tiger Woods, who was No. 1 for the last five years before coming in second to Singh last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, remained in second, followed by Ernie Els and Masters champion Phil Mickelson.
Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open winner, switched places with Davis Love III this week with the South African taking fifth and the American dropping to six.
Mike Weir, who blew a late lead at the Canadian Open, held on to seventh, while Padraig Harrington and Adam Scott also stayed pat at eighth and ninth, respectively. Stewart Cink, one of Hal Sutton's captain's pick for this week's Ryder Cup, moved up two to round out the top-10.
Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia each fell one to 11th and 12th, respectively. Stuart Appleby maintained his 13th ranking, while Chad Campbell and Darren Clarke, who are on opposite sides this week at Oakland Hills, moved up to Nos. 14 and 15.
Kenny Perry sank two spots to 16. Chris DiMarco, British Open champion Todd Hamilton and Stephen Ames stayed where they were from last week. Miguel Angel Jimenez completed the top-20, jumping up one to supplant Scott Verplank.
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    Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

    Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

    Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

    Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

    Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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    Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

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    Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

    By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

    The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.