Stenson Makes Solid Jump in World Rankings


In a week when Tiger Woods won his fifth consecutive start, Sweden's Henrik Stenson made the biggest move up in this week's Official World Golf Rankings.
Stenson, who eagled the first playoff hole to win the BMW International Open, climbed six places to No. 11 this week. It was the second win of the season for the European Ryder Cupper.
Woods has a gigantic lead over No. 2 Phil Mickelson. Jim Furyk once again came in third, followed by Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen, who moved up one spot to fifth.
Adam Scott fell one to sixth, while Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia stayed in their places from last week. Luke Donald and Geoff Ogilvy switched rankings from last week with the Englishman moving to ninth and the reigning U.S. Open winner dipping to 10th.
Stenson came in 11th, followed by David Howell, who kept his 12th spot from last week. David Toms fell two to No. 13 as Trevor Immelman and Colin Montgomerie once again rounded out the top 15.
Chris DiMarco sank three spots to No. 16 as Padraig Harrington moved up one to 17th. Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal dropped two to 18th as Tim Clark and Chad Campbell remained in 19th and 20th, respectively.
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