Tiger cracks top 20; Rory nabs No. 2 in OWGR
- By Ryan Ballengee
- Jan 30, 2012 12:04 PM ET
Though Tiger Woods did not win in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, he did crack the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Woods improved from No. 25 to No. 17 with his T-3 finish in the emirate.
The champion Robert Rock is now 55th in the world, up from No. 117.
Rory McIlroy finished runner-up to Rock and leapfrogged Lee Westwood for second on the ladder. McIlroy now trails Luke Donald by 1.78 points.
There were no other changes to the top 10, but Graeme McDowell improved two spots to 11th.
A win was a win for Brandt Snedeker, who took the Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff when Kyle Stanley made a disastrous triple bogey at the 72nd hole. With his second win in the space of a year, Snedeker is now No. 13 in the ranking.
Stanley would have moved into the top 64 with a win at Torrey Pines, but instead is in at No. 87, still a vast improvement from 150th.
With his T-13 finish at Torrey Pines, Ryo Ishikawa moved up one spot. Once again at No. 50, he sits – and hopes to stay – on the right side of the Masters bubble.
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