Burns Jumps 142 Spots in Rankings


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Bob Burns climbed 142 places in the latest World Golf Rankings to move to 99th following his victory at the Walt Disney World Golf Classic.
Burns came from two strokes down before holding off Chris DiMarco and Tiger Woods on Sunday to capture his first win on the PGA Tour. With the win, Burns became the 16th first-time winner on tour this season.
Woods finished third behind Burns and further cemented his place atop the World Rankings. Woods was followed by Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els, who defeated Sergio Garcia to win the Cisco World Match Play Championship. Retief Goosen, a second-round loser at the Cisco, remained fourth and Garcia was fifth again this week.
Padraig Harrington stayed put at No. 6 while David Toms, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk rounded out the top-10.
Nick Price held on to the 11th spot, while DiMarco climbed one slot for the second straight week to come in at 12th. David Duval fell one space to 13th and Colin Montgomerie stayed in 14th.
Angel Cabrera, who took the week off, jumped two spaces to 15th followed by Bob Estes, who remained in 16th. Justin Leonard dropped two places to 17th in this week's rankings.
Michael Campbell, who lost to Garcia in the Cisco semifinals, moved up one spot to 18th. Rocco Mediate fell one space to No. 19, while Eduardo Romero climbed one spot to round out the top-20.