Singh Moves to Fifth in World Ranking


Vijay Singh claimed the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship on Sunday and that helped him jump two places to No. 5 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Tiger Woods remained the No. 1 player in the world despite skipping the Mercedes event. Jim Furyk held steady at two, while Adam Scott moved up one to third thanks to his second-place finish in Maui.

Phil Mickelson dipped one to fourth and was followed by Singh. Ernie Els slid a spot to sixth, while Irishman Padraig Harrington was up one to seventh. Retief Goosen slipped two places to eighth.

Geoff Ogilvy and Luke Donald exchanged positions with Ogilvy up to No. 9. Sergio Garcia stayed put at 11. Trevor Immelman moved up one to 12th and bumped Henrik Stenson down a notch.

Paul Casey climbed a spot to 14, pushing David Howell down to 15. The next four -- Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and David Toms -- remained 16th through 19th.

Nick O'Hern moved into the 20th spot this week, dropping Chris DiMarco out of the top 20 in the world.
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