Mattiace Jumps 102 Places in World Rankings


Len Mattiace finally broke into the winner's circle after 220 starts on Sunday with a win at the Nissan Open. That victory rocketed Mattiace 102 places higher to come in 55th in this week's World Golf Rankings.
The rest of the rankings stayed close to the week prior as players are set for this week's WGC - World Match Play Championship as the brackets will be finalized Monday evening. The seeds were determined after last week's rankings.
Tiger Woods remained in first place as he will try and become the first No. 1 seed in the tournament's history to win the Match Play title.
Phil Mickelson came in second this week, followed by David Duval, who is expected to be in the field at LaCosta after a stomach illness that saw him drop 13 pounds Saturday night and forced him to withdraw in the final round of the Nissan Open.
Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els held their places from last week, with the Spaniard taking fourth and the two-time U.S. Open Champion coming in fifth.
Reigning U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, one of the hottest players in the world with wins in Australia and South Africa in the last month, moved up one to No. 6 while current PGA Championship winner David Toms dropped one to seven.
Vijay Singh and Davis Love III switched places from last week. Singh came in eighth this week while Love dipped to No. 9. Chris DiMarco rounded out the top-10 for the second consecutive week.
The second-10 in the World Rankings all stayed put from last week.
Padraig Harrington came in 11th followed by fellow Ryder Cupper and former champion of the Match Play Championship, Darren Clarke. Canada's Mike Weir took 13th and American Jim Furyk stayed put at No. 14.
Germany's Bernhard Langer finished the week in 15th, followed by American Ryder Cup player Scott Verplank. Bob Estes, Kenny Perry and Toshi Izawa remained in 17th, 18th and 19th, respectively.
Colin Montgomerie once again came in 20th and is expected to return to competitive action at the Match Play Championship after time off for a back injury.