Singh Reclaims No 1 World Ranking from Tiger


Vijay Singh has regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, two weeks after Tiger Woods unseated him in the No. 1 position.
Singh came close to moving atop the rankings last week at The Honda Classic, but he missed a short par putt in a playoff loss to Padraig Harrington. Singh was eyeing victory at the Bay Hill Invitational before his second shot at the 18th found the water. Singh tied for second with Graeme McDowell behind champion Kenny Perry, but the runner-up finish was enough to lift him back into the top spot in the world.
Woods had a less than stellar showing at the weather-plagued Bay Hill Invitational and failed to break 70 all week. He dropped to No. 2 this week is followed closely by Ernie Els.
Reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson stayed put at No. 4, while two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen was fifth. Harrington held onto the sixth spot followed by Sergio Garcia, who exchanged positions with David Toms to come in at No. 7 this week.
Toms was eighth, while Adam Scott remained at No. 9 as he heads to the TPC at Sawgrass to defend his title at The Players Championship. Stewart Cink rounded out the top 10.
Perry jumped 10 positions to No. 11 following his victory at Bay Hill. Stuart Appleby and Davis Love stayed at No. 12 and No. 13, respectively, while Mike Weir dropped three slots to No. 14.
Chris DiMarco fell to No. 15, while Darren Clarke held onto No. 16. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Chad Campbell, Luke Donald and Stephen Ames all dropped one spot each to complete the top 20.
Paul Casey won the TCL Classic in a playoff over Paul McGinley to move from No. 43 to No. 31. Colin Montgomerie finished sixth at the event to stay at No. 54. Montgomerie needs to get into the top 50 following the Indonesia Open to qualify for the Masters.
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