Tiger Woods strengthened his hold on the top spot in the rankings with his second place finish at Pinehurst. Woods was followed by Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.
Retief Goosen, the two-time U.S. Open champion who struggled badly in the final round of this year's event, retained the fifth spot. Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott followed Goosen for the second straight week.
David Toms and Chris DiMarco exchanged spots from one week ago , with the former PGA Championship winner Toms moving up one to eighth. Kenny Perry stayed in the 10th spot, with Irishman Padraig Harrington right behind him.
Davis Love III, who tied for sixth at the U.S. Open, moved up two notches to 12th. Luke Donald dropped one to 13 while Stewart Cink was up one to 14.
Angel Cabrera tumbled two spaces to 15th while Darren Clarke and Stuart Appleby exchanged positions from last week, with the Ulsterman Clarke coming in at No. 16 this week.
Former U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk moved back into the top-20 at No. 18. Justin Leonard, the 1997 British Open champion, moved up one spot to 19th, while Miguel Angel Jimenez slipped one space to close out the top-20.