Baddeley Soars into Top-100 in Rankings


Aaron Baddeley's win Sunday at the Verizon Heritage helped him soar 121 places to No. 78 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
The top six in the rankings remained the same from last week with Tiger Woods heading the list. He was followed again by Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia.
Jim Furyk, runner-up to Baddeley in South Carolina, moved up one to slot to seventh. David Toms slipped a spot to eighth as he exchanged positions with his fellow Ryder Cupper.
Adam Scott and Luke Donald flip-flopped spots with the Australian moving up to ninth and the Englishman down to No. 10. Chris DiMarco and Jose Maria Olazabal remained 11 and 12 this week.
Chad Campbell and Tim Clark each inched up one place to 13 and 14, respectively. Henrik Stenson tumbled two spots to 15th to make room for those moves. Colin Montgomerie, 16th, and Geoff Ogilvy, 17th, both climbed two spaces from last week.
Meanwhile, David Howell and Darren Clarke each dropped a pair of spots to 18 and 19. Kenny Perry managed to climb up three slots this week to No. 20 despite being out with an injury.
Jeev Milkha Singh was victorious at the Volvo China Open on Sunday. That win helped him move up 124 positions to No. 195 in the world.
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