Tiger More Than Doubles Mickelson in OWGR


Another start, another win for world No. 1 Tiger Woods.
Thanks to his win at the Dubai Desert Classic, Woods' lead at the top of the latest world golf rankings is up to 11.25 average points. He led No. 2 Phil Mickelson by 11.02 points last week.
Woods' lead grew even with Mickelson losing in a playoff at the PGA Tour's FBR Open. Steve Stricker held steady in third place.
Ernie Els shared third behind Woods and inched up a spot to fourth, knocking Adam Scott down to fifth. Jim Furyk and Justin Rose held steady in sixth and seventh.
Rory Sabbatini and K.J. Choi exchanged places, with Sabbatini up to eighth. The next eight players remained the same, with Padraig Harrington followed by Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera, Zach Johnson and Aaron Baddeley.
Lee Westwood and Luke Donald flip-flopped places, with Westwood up to 18th and Donald down to 19. Trevor Immelman remained 20th again this week.
J.B. Holmes, who beat Mickelson in the playoff, soared 135 spots to No. 62 after winning the FBR Open for the second time in three years.
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