Tiger Extends World Rankings Lead


Tiger Woods retained his No. 1 status in the latest Official World Golf Rankings, and even extended his hold on the top spot after defending his title at the Buick Invitational over the weekend.
But the biggest strides were made elsewhere, with Henrik Stenson moving up nine spots to No. 19 after winning the Qatar Masters on the European Tour. It is Stenson's first foray into the top-20.
Other than that jump, there was very little movement in the top 20. Woods was again followed by Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els to round out the top five.
Woods increased his advantage over Singh by more than a full average point.
Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk remained six and seven, respectively, and the only change in the top 10 came when Chris DiMarco and David Toms swapped places eight and nine, with DiMarco moving up a spot.
Adam Scott remained 10th, followed by Colin Montgomerie and Kenny Perry again. Michael Campbell supplanted Angel Cabrera at 13, and Cabrera was followed by David Howell, Luke Donald, Chad Campbell, Padraig Harrington, Stenson and Darren Clarke.
Clarke slipped a spot to make room for Stenson, while Davis Love III was knocked out of the top 20.
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