Singh Strengthens Grip on No 1 World Ranking


Vijay Singh picked up his first win of the 2005 season at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday, and in the process extended his lead in the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Former No. 1 Tiger Woods, who will look to close the gap on Singh this week at the Buick Invitational, stayed put at No. 2 followed closely by South Africa's Ernie Els, who finished one shot behind Singh at the Sony Open.
Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen was fourth while Phil Mickelson, who is making his 2005 debut this week at Torrey Pines, was fifth. Sergio Garcia moved up one position to No. 6 exchanging places with Padraig Harrington, who fell to No. 7.
Mike Weir was up one to No. 8 followed by Davis Love III and Stewart Cink. Stuart Appleby, whose wife Ashley gave birth to the couples' first child last week, held firm at No. 11. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was next at No. 12.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, Darren Clarke and Chris DiMarco held their spots from last week, while Chad Campbell moved up one to No. 16.
David Toms jumped three rungs to come in at No. 17 this week followed by Kenny Perry and Stephen Ames. Last year's British Open winner Todd Hamilton fell four positions to round out the top 20 this week.
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