Woods will be in search of his second consecutive U.S. Open this week at Southern Hills. If Woods can pull out a victory, he will have won five major championships in a row, as he takes aim at the single season Grand Slam, having already captured the Masters in April.
Phil Mickelson, looking for his first major title, held on to second place followed by two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.
Lee Westwood shared fifth at the English Open over the weekend and switched rankings with David Duval, who dropped to sixth.
Davis Love III returns to action at the U.S. Open this week after a neck injury sidelined him for over a month. He moved up one place to seventh, dropping Sergio Garcia to eighth.
Colin Montgomerie stayed ninth in the world. He withdrew from the English Open with back pain but is planning on teeing it up at Southern Hills in quest for his first major title.
Hal Sutton rose one to round out the top-10.
Tom Lehman carded two 66s over the weekend at the St. Jude Classic and shared third. The top-three finish jumped Lehman three spots to 11th in the world.
Canada's Mike Weir stayed 12th while Darren Clarke dropped three to 13. Jim Furyk fell one to 14 and Michael Campbell finished the week 15th.
Thomas Bjorn, Nick Price and David Toms stayed pat this week taking 16th, 17th and 18th, respectively.
Jesper Parnevik returned to the top-20 this week after a one-week hiatus. The colorful Swede climbed two spots to 19. Padraig Harrington held on to No. 20.
Bob Estes' wire-to-wire victory at the St. Jude Classic jumped him into the top-100 in the world, finishing the week in 61st place.
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