Woods remained atop the rankings for the 263rd consecutive week by finishing ahead of Vijay Singh at Firestone - Woods tied for second, Singh tied for 32nd.
That gave Woods 12.64 points in the latest ranking Monday, while Singh is at 11.82.
Woods was four shots behind in a three-way tie for third at the NEC Invitational when he hit his approach within 4 feet for birdie on the final hole. That gave him a 69 and moved him into a two-way tie for second with Rory Sabbatini.
That was worth an extra 14.19 points for the world ranking equation. Without that birdie, Singh would have taken over at No. 1 next week, even though neither of them is playing.
Both players are skipping the Buick Championship at Hartford, so the projected ranking for next week puts Woods at 12.09 points, and Singh at 11.91.
Woods next plays at the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston in two weeks.
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