Goosen Closes Gap On Lefty In Rankings


Retief Goosen won The International on Sunday and remained in fifth place in this week's Official World Golf Rankings. He closed the gap between himself and No. 4 Phil Mickelson as the two head to Baltusrol for the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods stayed in first for the 351st week, followed by Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Mickelson and Goosen. Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry once again completed the top-10.
David Toms held on to No. 11, while Argentina's Angel Cabrera and Chris DiMarco switched places from last week. Cabrera moved to 12th, while the American fell to 13. Darren Clarke and Luke Donald traded rankings this week as Clarke jumped to 14th and Donald fell to No. 15.
Tim Clark rose two notches to 16th and Fred Couples stayed in 17th. Davis Love III tumbled two rings to 18. Stewart Cink and reigning U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell rounded out the top-20.
Jason Gore earned a 'battlefield promotion' to the PGA Tour after he won the Cox Classic on the Nationwide Tour, his third win since he became a household name at the U.S. Open. Gore, who became the third Nationwide Tour player to shoot 59 on Friday, is now ranked No. 315 in the world.
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