Tiger Widens Gap Holmes Soars in Rankings

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PGA Tour rookie John B. Holmes claimed his first tour win Sunday and that helped him fly up 387 places in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
 
Holmes, 23, climbed to No. 77 this week thanks to his win at the FBR Open.
 
Tiger Woods' lead in the top spot continued to grow as he won the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour. He remains a solid No. 1 with Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson following him.
 
Ernie Els, who lost in a playoff to Woods in Dubai, is closing in on Mickelson for the fourth spot. The fifth-ranked Els is just 0.10 average points behind the 2004 Masters champion.
 
Sergio Garcia held steady at sixth with Jim Furyk, Chris DiMarco, David Toms and Adam Scott rounding out the top 10. Kenny Perry and Colin Montgomerie exchanged places from last week with Perry up to 11 and the Scotsman dipping to 12.
 
U.S. Open winner Michael Campbell remained 13th this week. David Howell was up one to 14th, while Angel Cabrera slipped a notch to 15. Luke Donald stayed put at 16.
 
Henrik Stenson shared seventh place at Dubai and that helped him jump two spots to 17th in this week rankings. Chad Campbell and Padraig Harrington each fell one spot, while Darren Clarke rounded out the top-20 this week.
 
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