Sabbatini Breaks into Top 20


Rory Sabbatini claimed his third PGA Tour win Sunday at the Nissan Open, which helped him jump into the top-20 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
The win moved Sabbatini to No. 16 in this week's rankings.
Tiger Woods remained the top player in the world this week and was again followed by Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk.
Australian Adam Scott finished second behind Sabbatini and moved up two spots to No. 8 in the new rankings. David Toms stayed at nine, while Chris DiMarco slipped two to 10th.
Colin Montgomerie and Kenny Perry exchanged spaces from last week with the Scotsman up to 11 and the American down one to 12. Reigning U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell inched up one to 13th.
Luke Donald also was up one space as he moved to 14 this week. To make room for those two moves, David Howell dropped two notches to 15 and he was followed by Sabbatini.
Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson and Chad Campbell each slid one position to 17, 18 and 19 respectively. Nick O'Hern was up one to round out the top-20.
Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke each fell out of the top-20 dropping two places apiece to Nos. 21 and 22 this week.
Charlie Wi was the largest mover of the week. Wi was victorious on the European Tour at the Maybank Malaysian Open and that helped him vault 185 positions to No. 194 in the latest rankings.
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