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Calcavecchias Record Day Moves Him Up In Golf Rankings

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Mark Calcavecchia tied the record for best score in relation to par in a 72-hole PGA Tour event on Sunday when he posted a 28-under par in winning the Phoenix Open. He also eclipsed the mark for fewest strokes over 72 holes with 256, beating the old mark of 257 set by Mike Souchak in 1955. The victory at the Phoenix Open jumped Calcavecchia from 51st in the world to 29th in the latest World Golf Rankings.
 
Tiger Woods, who fired a final-round 65 on Sunday at the Phoenix Open to get to fifth, is still leaps and bounds ahead of the field at number-one. His 52-round record for rounds of par or better was snapped in Friday's second round as he posted a two-over 73. Woods' streak extended back to the first round of last May's Byron Nelson Classic.
 
Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and David Duval held on to second, third and fourth, respectively. None of these players made the 36-hole cut at the TPC of Scottsdale.
 
Lee Westwood and Colin Montgomerie remained in fifth and sixth despite neither competing in any events yet this season. Davis Love III remained in seventh.
 
Vijay Singh moved up two places to number-eight this week. Hal Sutton stayed in the ninth spot and Tom Lehman fell two notches to round out the top-10.
 
Jim Furyk moved one place to 11th while Darren Clarke, who missed the cut in the South African Open, dropped to 12th.
 
Nick Price and Jesper Parnevik stayed in 13th and 14th place from the previous week.
 
Sergio Garcia and Michael Campbell switched rankings from last week. Garcia moved to 15th while Campbell fell to 16th. Stewart Cink and Justin Leonard did the same thing, with Cink moving to 17th and Leonard going to 18th.
 
Thomas Bjorn held the 19th ranking while Loren Roberts climbed into the final spot in the top-20.
 
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