Ernie Els, who teamed with U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen to win the WGC- EMC World Cup over the weekend, is fourth, followed by Davis Love III and Sergio Garcia.
PGA Champion David Toms moved up one spot to seven while Vijay Singh dropped one to No. 8.
European Ryder Cuppers Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington round out the top-10.
Mike Weir, the winner of the Tour Championship two weeks ago, held on to the 11th spot while Goosen, who won the Order of Merit title on the European circuit, stayed in 12th.
Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer switched places from a week ago, with the Scotsman coming in 13th this week and the German falling to 14.
Jim Furyk came in 15th and fellow American Ryder Cup player Scott Verplank took 16th. Jose Coceres from Argentina is 17th this week, followed by Bob Estes and Scott Hoch.
Japan's Toshi Izawa cracked the top-20 for the first time, replacing Chris DiMarco, who slipped to 21st.
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