Singh Increases World Ranking Gap


Vijay Singh cruised to victory at the Chrysler Championship for his ninth title of 2004. The win pushed Singh over the $10 million mark in single-season earnings on the PGA Tour and increased his lead in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.
The win moved Singh 1.93 points ahead of second-ranked Ernie Els. Tiger Woods follows 0.9 points behind Els while Phil Mickelson remained in the fourth spot, well behind the top three.
U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen stayed put at No. 5 while Davis Love III, Mike Weir and Padraig Harrington held onto their positions from last week. Sergio Garcia lost the Volvo Masters Andalucia in playoff on Sunday, but the runner-up finish moved the Spaniard to No. 9 in the world. Stewart Cink accommodated the move and fell one space to No. 10.
Adam Scott came in at No. 11 and Darren Clarke improved three spots to No. 12. Chad Campbell, who will defend his title at the Tour Championship this week, remained at No. 13 while Chris DiMarco fell two to No. 14. Kenny Perry jumped two spaces to No. 15.
Jim Furyk dropped two to No. 16 while Miguel Angel Jimenez fell one to No. 17. Stuart Appleby stayed put at No. 18 and David Toms and Todd Hamilton exchanged positions coming in at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively.
Ian Poulter defeated Sergio Garcia on Sunday in a playoff at the Volvo Masters Andalucia. Poulter jumped 20 spots to No. 35 thanks to his sixth career victory on the European Tour.
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