Tiger Woods captured his second U.S. Open title and eighth major championship Sunday, holding on to the top spot in the rankings. Wood captured his third green jacket earlier this season and with his second U.S. Open trophy, he became the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1970 to take the first two tournaments in the Grand Slam in the same season.
Phil Mickelson came in second in this week's rankings after his second runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. He has seven top-three finishes in major championships but still has not captured one of golf's four elite titles.
Ernie Els held on to third followed by Sergio Garcia, who moved up one spot from last week. Garcia, who had trouble with the loud galleries over the weekend at Bethpage, played in the final group Sunday with Woods and posted a four-over 74. The young Spaniard took a solo fourth at the second major of the 2002 campaign.
Reitef Goosen, the 2001 U.S. Open champion, dipped one spot to No. 5. He failed to qualify for weekend action and became the first defending champion to miss the cut since Els in 1995.
David Toms, David Duval, Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk remained in their spots from last week. Toms and Singh survived the cut at Bethpage but Duval and Furyk were not around on the weekend.
Nick Price rounded out the top 10 in this week's rankings.
Padraig Harrington, who played in the final group with Woods on Saturday, moved up two to No. 11, followed by Chris DiMarco, who dropped two to 12th.
Davis Love III fell one to 13 while Darren Clarke held his spot at 14. Colin Montgomerie and Rocco Mediate switched places from last week with the Scotsman moving to 15th and the American dropping to No. 16.
Bob Estes and Angel Cabrera also flip-flopped rankings from last week with Estes climbing to 17 and Cabrera falling to 18th. Kenny Perry and Mike Weir stayed pat at 19th and 20th, respectively.
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