Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods' dramatic win Sunday at the
Memorial resulted in a five-spot jump to No. 4 in the world rankings.
Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood remained first through third in the
rankings, though they are now trailed by Woods, who holds the records for most
consecutive weeks and most total weeks spent in the top spot.
Woods got the rankings bump thanks to his performance Sunday, when he birdied
three of his final four holes to earn a two-stroke victory. The run was
highlighted by the 16th hole, where he holed a 50-foot chip shot to take a
share of the lead at Jack Nicklaus' event.
The win was the 73rd of his career, tying him with Nicklaus for second all-
Because of Woods' rise, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan
and Jason Dufner all slid down one place. They hold the fifth through ninth
Martin Kaymer and Steve Stricker switched spots, with Kaymer moving into the
top 10 and Stricker falling to 11th. Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial
but stayed at 12, while Webb Simpson remained 13th.
Charl Schwartzel moved up two places to 14th, while Louis Oosthuizen dropped
one into 15th. Zach Johnson inched up one to 16th and Adam Scott fell two into
Rickie Fowler rose one to 18th, the spot Jason Day held last week. Day fell
into 19th, while Dustin Johnson rounds out the top 20.
Thongchai Jaidee jumped up 85 spots to 114th following his victory Sunday at
the European Tour's Wales Open.
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