Many Players Climb in Latest World Golf Rankings


Following wins and top-10 finishes, many players have made significant advances in the latest World Golf Rankings.
Tiger Woods remained at the top, followed by Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ernie Els, and Vijay Singh. Sergio Garcia moved up one spot to 6th, replacing Davis Love III, who dropped to 7th.
David Toms, who successfully defended his Michelob Championship title this weekend, exchanged positions with Darren Clarke and came in eighth. The duo was followed by Colin Montgomerie, who returned to the top-10.
Bernhard Langer vaulted 10 spots following his win at the Linde German Masters. The 44-year-old moved from 21st to 11th, followed by Jim Furyk, who dropped two spots from 10th to 12th.
Retief Goosen dropped one spot to 13th. The U.S. Open winner was followed by U.S. Ryder Cup player Scott Verplank, who exchanged positions with his European counterpart Padraig Harrington.
Scott Hoch dropped three spots to 16th. Thomas Bjorn remained at 17, ahead of Mike Weir, who fell two spots to 18th. Paul Azinger advanced one spot to 19th while Mark Calcavecchia dropped to spots to round out the top-20.
With the end of the PGA season approaching, many players are looking to enter the top-50, thus granting them an invitation to next year's Masters.
John Daly, who finished last season ranked 507th in the world, continued his remarkable turnaround. The American ,who won the BMW International Open last month, finished tied for second at the German Masters. He moved to No.56 in the rankings, his highest position in over five years.
Another player making his approach on the top-50 is Charles Howell III, a former NCAA Champion, finished tied for third at the Michelob Championship and moved up from 65th to 50th in the latest rankings.
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