Tiger Moves Back into Second in World Rankings


Tiger Woods may have squandered a 54-hole lead for only the third time in his PGA Tour career Sunday at the Tour Championship, but his second-place finish was enough to move him into second in this week's Official World Golf Rankings.
Vijay Singh, who used a final-round 65 to get into the top-10 at East Lake Golf Club, remains in first. Woods moved to second and Ernie Els dropped to third.
Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion, added the Tour Championship to his trophy case on Sunday and moved past Phil Mickelson to fourth this week. The current Masters champion dipped to fifth.
Mike Weir and Padraig Harrington each climbed one spot to sixth and seventh, respectively. Davis Love III withdrew from the Tour Championship with a shoulder injury and fell two rungs to No. 8. Sergio Garcia and Stewart Cink rounded out the top-10.
Adam Scott and Darren Clarke held their spots from the previous week. Kenny Perry moved up two to 13th, while Chris DiMarco stayed in 14th. Miguel Angel Jimenez jumped up two to 15th.
Jim Furyk kept his 16th ranking from last week, while Chad Campbell, who pulled out of the Tour Championship due to a family illness, fell four to No. 17.
Stuart Appleby, David Toms and British Open winner Todd Hamilton once again completed the top-20.
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