Casey Moves into Top-50 in World Rankings

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Englishman Paul Casey moved into the top-50 in the official world golf rankings thanks to his playoff win at the Volvo China Open this past weekend.
 
The top nine players in the world held onto their spots from a week ago, but there was plenty of movement behind them.
 
Tiger Woods, who took second place at the Skins Game, remained the No. 1 player in the world. He was followed by Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els. Els, who has been out of action since July with a knee injury, is expected to return to action in the next two weeks.
 
Sergio Garcia remained sixth and was trailed by Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Chris DiMarco. Kenny Perry moved up two spots to take 10th this week.
 
Irishman Padraig Harrington and Englishman Luke Donald each climbed three places to 11th and 12th respectively. David Howell hung on to the 13th position, while U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell was up two notches to 15.
 
Former PGA champion David Toms plummeted five spots this week to 16th. Colin Montgomerie slipped one to 17, while Davis Love III and Darren Clarke held steady at 18 and 19 respectively.
 
Tim Clark and Paul McGinley exchanged positions from last week with Clark taking the 20th slot and the Irishman slipping one to 21st.
 
Robert Allenby was a winner in Australia over the weekend and improved 23 places to 60th in this week's rankings. Toru Taniguchi won the Casio World Open in Japan to jump 35 spaces to 99th this week.
 
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  • Current World Rankings