Furyk Moves Up in World Rankings

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Despite tying for eighth place last week at the Mercedes Championships, Tiger Woods maintained his gargantuan lead over the golf world in the latest World Golf Rankings.
 
The next seven players remained the same as Ernie Els, a third- place finisher in Hawaii came in second followed by Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III and Hal Sutton.
 
Vijay Singh, who along with Els tied for third last week switched places with Tom Lehman as they round out the top-10.
 
Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik head the list of the second 10.
 
Fresh off his win in Hawaii, Jim Furyk moved up three places to 13th followed by Nick Price, Michael Campbell, Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink, John Huston and Thomas Bjorn.
 
Mercedes Championship runner-up Rory Sabbatini made the biggest move of the week, climbing 24 places to 61st. Sabbatini missed a three-foot birdie putt on the final hole last week, which would have forced a playoff with Furyk.
 
Mark O'Meara continued his slide in the World Golf Rankings as he dropped 13 places to 88th.
 
Jumping into the top-100 is Tucson Open runner-up Kevin Sutherland. Coming in at 91st in the rankings, the Sacramento, California native finished one stroke behind winner Garrett Willis. Sutherland had lost to Vijay Singh in the first round at the World Match Play Championships.