Love Moves to Eighth in World Rankings


PGA Tour (75x100)Davis Love III birdied the 72nd hole Sunday to win his 15th career title at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Championship. The victory moved him up two places to No. 8 in this week's World Golf Rankings.
Tom Lehman, who missed an eight-foot birdie putt at the same hole that could have forced a playoff, finished alone in second and moved up 21 spots to 39th in this week's rankings.
Tiger Woods will make his 2003 debut this week at the Buick Invitational after offseason knee surgery. He remained in first place, followed by Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen, who will defend his title this week at the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Sergio Garcia held on to sixth place while 2001 PGA champion David Toms stayed in seventh. Love came in eighth while Padraig Harrington and Chris DiMarco each fell one spot to ninth and 10th, respectively.
Jim Furyk came in 11th this week, a two-place jump from last week. Nick Price took 12th, while Scotland's Colin Montgomerie dipped two to No. 13. Rocco Mediate stayed put at 14 but Mike Weir, who tied for third at Pebble Beach after winning the Bob Hope Classic the week before, climbed three rungs to No. 15.
Robert Allenby and Justin Leonard each fell one spot to 16th and 17th, respectively. Michael Campbell rose one to 18th, Bob Estes jumped three to 19th and reigning PGA Championship winner Rich Beem also flew up three to round out the top-20.
Angel Cabrera sunk five places to 22nd while German Bernhard Langer dropped from 20th last week to 23rd this week.
Paul Casey, the winner of the ANZ Championship on the European Tour, jumped up 37 places to No. 60 this week. That puts Casey in good shape to qualify for the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship at the end of the month as the top 64 after this week's events are eligible.