Maruyama Makes Big Move


World RankingsPHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Shigeki Maruyama won the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro on Sunday, and in the process, moved up 35 places in this week's World Golf Rankings. Maruyama came in 35th this week and has overtaken Toshi Izawa as the highest-ranked Japanese player in the world.
Tiger Woods returns to action at Disney World this week and held on to No. 1 for the 219th consecutive week. Ernie Els, who won his fifth HSBC World Match Play Championship, an unofficial European Tour event, stayed in second.
Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk rounded out the top five.
Masters champion Mike Weir stayed in sixth, while David Toms, Kenny Perry, Padraig Harrington and Retief Goosen once again completed the top 10 in the world.
Nick Price, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, kept his 11th place from last week. Darren Clarke and Phil Mickelson switched places from last week, with Clarke taking 12th and the lefthander 13th.
Stuart Appleby, the Las Vegas Invitational winner, remained 14th and fellow Australian Robert Allenby jumped up three places to No. 15.
K.J. Choi moved up one to 16, while Justin Leonard dipped two to 17th. Chris DiMarco also fell two rungs to 18th and Brad Faxon, the runner-up to Maruyama in Greensboro, entered the top 20 at No. 19.
Jay Haas stayed in 20th.
Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Turespana Mallorca Classic on the European Tour and vaulted up 27 notches to re-enter the top 100 at No. 98.