Woods again the top-ranked American in world rankings


Tiger Woods is once again the highest-ranked American in the Official World Golf Ranking.

After picking up his 73rd PGA Tour win in dramatic fashion at the Memorial Tournament on Sunday, Woods improved five spots to fourth.

Luke Donald remains No. 1, expanding his lead over Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood. McIlroy missed his third consecutive cut at the Memorial.

Bubba Watson missed the cut at Muirfield Village, as well, and is fifth, followed by Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner and Martin Kaymer to round out the top 10.

The top 60 players as of next week's ranking will be exempt into the U.S. Open.

Spencer Levin, who is not yet exempt, has one more spot to climb to gain entry to the U.S. Open field. He needed to finish solo third or better at the Memorial to cross the ranking benchmark. He finished T-4 and is 61st this week. He is also competing in Monday’s U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio.