Tiger Reclaims No 1 on Eve of US Open


Tiger Woods returned to the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. He sits atop the golf world for the 343rd week as he goes for his third U.S. Open title at Pinehurst No. 2.
Vijay Singh heads back to second in the world, followed by two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els. Phil Mickelson, who was the runner-up to the late Payne Stewart in 1999 when Pinehurst last hosted America's national championship, came in fourth, while defending U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen stayed in fifth.
Sergio Garcia won the Booz Allen Classic on Sunday, but remained in sixth. Adam Scott, who shared second behind Garcia, moved up one spot to seventh, while Chris DiMarco fell one position to eighth. David Toms and Kenny Perry each climbed one spot to round out the top-10.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington dipped two places to 11th, while Luke Donald and Angel Cabrera held at 12 and 13. Davis Love III and Stewart Cink switched places from last week with Love taking 14th and Cink falling to 15th.
Stuart Appleby rose two spots to 16th, while Darren Clarke sank two positions to No. 17. Miguel Angel Jimenez moved up two places to 18th, while Mike Weir fell three spots to No. 19. Justin Leonard inched up two places to No. 20.
Jim Furyk fell out of the top-20 to No. 22.
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