Goydos Up 95 Spots in World Ranking


Paul Goydos won the Sony Open on Sunday, his first PGA TOUR title in 11 years, and moved up 95 places to No. 39 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Tiger Woods, of course, remained No. 1 and was again followed by Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson in the top four positions.

Ernie Els moved up to fifth, knocking Mercedes-Benz Championship winner Vijay Singh to sixth, and Luke Donald parlayed his joint second place finish behind Goydos into a bump of three places to No. 7.

Retief Goosen remained eighth, Padraig Harrington slipped two places to ninth and Geoff Ogilvy dipped one spot to 10th -- casualties of Donald's rise.

Places 11-17 remained the same: Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey, David Howell, David Love III and Colin Montgomerie all held onto their positions from last week.

David Toms moved up to 18th, dropping Jose Maria Olazabal to 19th, and Nick O'Hern rounded out the top 20.

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