Lefty Closing Gap in World Rankings


Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole Monday to win the BellSouth Classic. He held on to the fourth slot in this week's Official World Golf Rankings.
The top-20 all stayed the same. Vijay Singh, the 2000 Masters winner, stayed No. 1 and was followed by three-time Masters champion Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Each of these three players can claim the No. 1 spot with a win at The Masters this weekend.
Mickelson stayed fourth, but can climb into the third spot with a high finish at Augusta this week. Reigning U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen stayed in the fifth spot with Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia, David Toms, Adam Scott and Stewart Cink rounding out the top-10.
Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, stood pat at 11 with Davis Love III and Stuart Appleby right behind him. Kenny Perry was 14th and his Ryder Cup teammate Chris DiMarco followed at 15.
Luke Donald, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Chad Campbell and Scott Verplank round out the top-20.
Paul Broadhurst earned his first win in nearly 10 years on the European Tour at the Estoril Open de Portugal and jumped 79 spaces to 119th.
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  • Current World Rankings