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World Rankings review for 2000

Tiger Woods dominated the 2000 season and over the year trebled his lead at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking to nearly 18 points.In twenty-two official ranking events Tiger won ten times, including three Major Championships - the US Open, Open and PGA Championships, and has been placed in the Top-5 on nineteen occasions.

Tiger headed the US PGA TOUR Money List for the third time in four years, added his third consecutive PGA Grand Slam title and retained the WGC EMC World Cup for the United States and the WGC NEC Invitational.

Ernie Els moved from World No.5 to World No.2, displacing David Duval who moved down to World No.3, with three second place finishes in the four Major Championships and the remarkable record of ending the year in third place in both the US PGA Tour Money List AND the Volvo Order of Merit on the other side of the Atlantic.

Phil Mickelson matched his achievements in 1996 with four victories and second place in the US PGA Tour Money List and moved to No.4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.Despite winning the Masters Tournament, Vijay Singh dropped two places to World No.9.Hal Sutton, the Players Champion, moved to World No.8 and Davis Love III, without an official victory, moved down three places to No.7.

Lee Westwood headed the Volvo Order of Merit for the first time winning five official events in Europe together with a Southern Africa PGA Tour event and the Cisco World Match Play Championship to move to World No.5, displacing Colin Montgomerie who, despite winning his third successive Volvo PGA Championship, moved down to No.6 in the World and Europe. Darren Clarke defeated Tiger Woods to win the WGC Andersen Consulting Match Play and finished No.2 in Europe to move up to World No.12.Thomas Bjorn and Padraig Harrington also made progress to move into the World Top-25 and Europe's Top-7.

Michael Campbell led a record seventeen players to move into the World Top-50 through the year to move to World No.14 with three victories to win the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit and two European victories to finish 4th on the Volvo Order of Merit. Robert Allenby with two victories on the US PGA Tour and another in Australia moved up from 147th to 35th, and Mike Weir, winner of the WGC American Express Championship moved from 57th to 21st.

Outside the Top-50 there were significant moves from Franklin Langham and Chris DiMarco who moved from 181st to 59th and 161st to 66th respectively and finished in the Top-30 in the US PGA Tour Money List.

In Europe Phillip Price and Gary Orr moved to 51st and 54th respectively from outside the Top-100 and finished in the Top-10 of the Volvo Order of Merit.

The Top-3 from the Japan Golf Tour Shingo Katayama, Toru Taniguchi and Nobuhito Sato all made significant progress to finish 53rd, 58th and 81st in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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