Top Eight Stay the Same in the World Golf Rankings


Tiger Woods, a five-time winner on tour in 2001, finished No. 1 in this week's World Golf Rankings. Woods will host the Williams World Challenge starting Thursday as he looks to earn his second win of the 'Silly Season' to go along with his title at the Grand Slam of Golf.
Phil Mickelson, who has been off the radar since the birth of his second daughter in late October, held on to second, followed by British Open champion David Duval.
Ernie Els finally earned his first worldwide win in 2001 at Sunshine Tour's Players' Championship Sunday and took home the fourth place in the rankings.
Davis Love III looks to defend his Williams World Challenge title this week and came in fifth in the rankings. Spain's Sergio Garcia is sixth, followed by PGA Champion David Toms and Vijay Singh.
Darren Clarke cracked the top 10 once again this week, taking ninth while 2001 U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen rounded out the top 10.
Padraig Harrington dipped one to No. 11 this week but Canadian Mike Weir remained in 12th.
European Ryder Cuppers Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie kept their places from last week, with the German claiming 13th and the Scotsman coming in 14th.
Jim Furyk rose one notch to 15 and Toshi Izawa jumped three spots to 16th.
Scott Verplank dropped two to No. 17 while Bob Estes and Jose Coceres each fell one to 18 and 19, respectively.
Chris DiMarco kept his 20th position.
Fred Couples, who teamed with Mark Calcavecchia to win the PGA Tour portion of the Hyundai Team Matches, returned to the top 100 this week. The 1992 Masters champion climbed two places to finish at No. 100.
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