Sunday's final round at Augusta National looked like it would be one of the best final-round battles in recent memory as the top six on the leaderboard were among the top seven in the World Rankings.
Phil Mickelson missed out again in his quest to break through and shake the tag of 'best player to never win a major.' He took a solo third at The Masters and held on to his second-place ranking.
Ernie Els was in the hunt at The Masters but a disastrous triple-bogey eight at the 13th on Sunday dropped him into a tie for fifth. Els came in third this week in the rankings.
Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion, faltered early Sunday but held on for a runner-up finish and the fourth spot in the world.
Sergio Garcia never mounted a Sunday charge but held on to the No. 5 spot in the rankings.
David Duval, a pre-tournament favorite with a great track record at Augusta, shockingly missed the cut but did not slip in the rankings. He came in at No. 6, one spot ahead of Vijay Singh.
David Toms, the 2001 PGA Champion, came in eighth, while Irishman Padraig Harrington cracked the top 10 after a top-five finish at The Masters.
Chris DiMarco rounded out the top 10.
Davis Love III, the first-round leader at The Masters, fell out of the top 10 this week. He took the 11th spot followed by Darren Clarke and Mike Weir.
Jose Maria Olazabal, a two-time Masters champion who finished fourth at Augusta, vaulted up six places to 14th.
Rocco Mediate also moved up this week. He jumped one position to No. 15, one spot ahead of Brad Faxon.
Kenny Perry stayed put at No. 17, while Bob Estes dropped three places to 18th.
Two-time Master champion Bernhard Langer fell one to 19.
Jim Furyk has battled injuries all season but dipped six rungs to complete the top 20.
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