Tiger Extends Lead in World Rankings

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Tiger Woods won his sixth WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday and extended his lead atop the Official World Golf Rankings.
 
However, it was the two players who tied for second behind Woods at Firestone that made the biggest leaps.
 
Rory Sabbatini, who claimed months ago that Woods was 'beatable' and wanted to play with him in the final round, may have gotten dusted on Sunday, but the runner-up finish vaulted him up five places to No. 11.
 
Justin Rose, the other second-place finisher, climbed six spaces to 16th this week.
 
Jim Furyk held on to his second spot, followed by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Adam Scott.
 
British Open champion Padraig Harrington stayed sixth, while Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Geoff Ogilvy all remained in their places from last week.
 
Sabbatini is 11th and Luke Donald, K.J. Choi and Steve Stricker each dipped one rung. Masters winner Zach Johnson kept his 15th place from the previous week.
 
Rose came in 16th as two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, who will try to get back on track this week at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, site of his 2001 U.S. Open win, sank three to No. 17.
 
This year's U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera, Paul Casey and Trevor Immelman all fell one to round out the top 20. Niclas Fasth was 20th last week and moved down one to 21st.
 
Steve Flesch won the Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday and flew up 70 spots to No. 145. Per-Ulrik Johansson captured the Russian Open on the European Tour for his first title in 10 years. That victory got the Swede up 633 places to 253.
 
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