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Tiger Solidifies No 1 Ranking

Tiger Woods brushed aside talks of a slump with a decisive five-shot victory at the 100th Western Open on Sunday. The victory was his third at the event and the 38th of his career on the PGA Tour.
Woods set another milestone with the win. He became the first player in the history of the PGA Tour to win at least four tournaments for five consecutive seasons, further solidifying his place atop the World Golf Rankings.
Ernie Els, who will finish his preparation for his title defense at the British Open with an appearance at The Barclays Scottish Open this week, remained firmly entrenched as the world No. 2.
Masters champion Mike Weir followed at No. 3 after a solid performance of his own at the Western Open. Jim Furyk also fared well at Cog Hill tying for third along with Weir. The U.S. Open champion climbed two spots to No. 4 in this week's rankings.
Vijay Singh stayed put at No. 5 followed by Davis Love III, who dropped two places to sixth. David Toms held on to the seventh-place ranking while Phil Mickelson exchanged positions with Padraig Harrington to come in at No. 8 this week with the Irishman falling to No. 9.
Nick Price rounded out the top 10 followed by Kenny Perry, Retief Goosen, Justin Leonard, Chris DiMarco and Sergio Garcia, all of whom held their rankings from last week.
Robert Allenby moved up one to No. 16 thanks to a strong showing at the Western Open while Bob Estes fell one space to No. 17. Rich Beem, who finished second to Woods at the Western Open, jumped nine spots this week to crack the top 20 at No. 18.
Jerry Kelly dropped one position to No. 19 followed by Scott Verplank.
Phillip Price, who captured the European Open at The K Club, vaulted 81 spots to come in at No. 76 this week.
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  • Full Coverage of the 100th Western Open
  • 100th Western Open Leaderboard