Roberts Jumps 19 Spots


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Loren Roberts won for the eighth time on the PGA Tour Sunday at the Texas Open and moved up 19 places in the latest World Golf Rankings. Roberts, at the age of 47, became the oldest winner on tour since Tom Watson won the Colonial in 1998 at the age of 48 and Roberts came in 53rd this week.
Tiger Woods, who battled the flu Sunday at The Ryder Cup, remained comfortably in first place, followed by teammate Phil Mickelson.
Ernie Els, the 2002 British Open champion, came in third place followed by Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia and David Toms. Toms bested Garcia in the second singles match Sunday at The Ryder Cup but it wasn't enough for the Americans as Europe reclaimed the Cup.
Davis Love III held on to his seventh position while Vijay Singh moved up one place to eighth. Padraig Harrington, who destroyed Mark Calcavecchia in the singles, fell one notch to No. 9. Jim Furyk rounded out the top 10.
Nick Price, David Duval, Michael Campbell and Chris DiMarco remained in their spots from last week with Price coming in 11th and DiMarco 15th.
Bob Estes jumped up four places to 16th, while Justin Leonard dropped one rung to 17th. Colin Montgomerie, who won 4 1/2 points at The Ryder Cup, held on to his 18th ranking.
Rocco Mediate fell two to 19th while Darren Clarke, who earned a hard-fought halve against Duval Sunday, came in 20th.