Woods Ties Normans Record


Tiger Woods matched Greg Norman's record for total weeks atop the Official World Golf Ranking. This week was the 331st week Woods was No. 1 and he will break the mark if he is able to hang on to the top spot after this week's PGA Championship.
That won't be as easy now that No. 2 Ernie Els is closer than anyone has ever gotten. Vijay Singh, who won the Buick Open two weeks ago, held on to third while reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson and 1997 PGA champion Davis Love III rounded out the top-five.
Retief Goosen, who withdrew from the PGA thanks to injuries suffered in a jet- ski accident, stayed in sixth. Mike Weir, Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia completed the top-10.
Kenny Perry and Adam Scott switched places from last week. The American jumped up to 11th, while the young Australian dipped one to No. 12. Chad Campbell, Darren Clarke and Stuart Appleby held their spots from last week.
British Open winner Todd Hamilton and American Ryder Cup hopeful Scott Verplank stayed pat at 16 and 17. Stephen Ames rose up one spot to 18th, while David Toms, the 2001 PGA champion, fell to 19th.
Fifty-year-old Jay Haas moved up one place to No. 20.
Rod Pampling of Australia eagled the 17th hole on Sunday to secure his first win on the PGA Tour at The International. The victory jumped Pampling up 56 places to No. 58.