Rankings roundup: Tiger drops? Luke extends


Tiger Woods had been shedding points and places in the Official World Golf Ranking, largely because of inactivity forced by injury and inadequate play when he was healthy.

After the Frys.com Open, however, Woods’ T-30 finish did not improve his standing. Woods fell one spot in the latest ranking to 52nd, earning no points for his finish at CordeValle.

The top 11 players in the ranking were unchanged from last week, though Luke Donald‘s lead over Lee Westwood grew to a full three points.

Bryce Molder, who won for the first time in his career after 132 PGA Tour starts, moved up from 155th to 108th. Runner-up Briny Baird moved up more dramatically, jumping 143 places to 269th.

By capturing the Kolon Korea Open for his first professional win, Rickie Fowler cracked the top 25. Even though the event was part of the weaker OneAsia Tour, the presence of Fowler, world No. 3 Rory McIlroy, Y.E. Yang, K.J. Choi and Kim Kyung-Tae allowed Fowler to earn more world ranking points than Molder.