Dier Jumps 262 Spots in World Rankings


Tobias Dier, who matched the European Tour record with an opening-round 60 at the TNT Dutch Open, went wire-to-wire for his second tour victory and vaulted up an amazing 262 spots in the latest World Golf Rankings. The German went from No. 459 last week to crack the top-200 at 197 in this week's edition.
J.P. Hayes earned his second career victory Sunday at the John Deere Classic and moved up 72 places to No. 114. Robert Gamez, the runner-up at the TPC at Deere Run, climbed into the 200th spot.
Tiger Woods, competing in the Battle at Bighorn Monday night, remained in first place. Phil Mickelson, British Open champion Ernie Els and Retief Goosen rounded out the top-four.
Sergio Garcia, partnered with Lee Trevino against Woods and Jack Nicklaus at the Battle of Bighorn, remained in fifth place this week.
David Toms, who will defend his PGA Championship title next month, held his sixth spot, followed by Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, David Duval and Vijay Singh.
Nick Price and Jim Furyk kept their rankings from last week, 11th and 12th respectively. New Zealand's Michael Campbell moved up one to 13th while Darren Clarke jumped three places to No. 14.
Colin Montgomerie climbed one spot to 15th, while Angel Cabrera moved up two from last week to 16. Bob Estes dipped two to 17th and Chris DiMarco fell five to No. 18.
Kenny Perry moved from 20th last week to 19th this week and Scott Verplank entered the top-20.