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World Rankings round up for March 20

Arnold Palmer presents Tiger with the Bay Hill trophy. Allsport.

World No.1 Tiger Woods won the Bay Hill Invitational on the US PGA Tour for his third victory of 2000 and pass $2.5 million earnings in only six events this year.

Tiger has now surpassed all his previous Official World Golf Ranking records - highest ranking points total of 1075.11 (previous record 1024), highest ranking points average of 22.87 (previous record 22.26) and the largest points margin at the top of the Ranking, he is now 10.28 (previous record 9.63) ranking points ahead of World No.2 David Duval. A lead only likely to increase as Duvals 1999 run of good finishes starts falling off over the coming weeks (Wins at the Players, Bell South and 6th at the Masters)

Vijay Singh drops from 6th to 10th this week as his 1999 win at the Honda Classic is reduced in significance, there is only just over half a point covering positions 5-10 so we can expect to see a lot of swapping of places in these positions over the coming months.

David Duval defends his Players Championship title this week against the strongest field in the history of the event - 49 of the World Top-50 and 77 of the Top-100 are currently committed to play. Niclas Fasth's victory in the Madeira Island Open was his first on the European Tour but he remains just outside the World Top-200 in 225th position.

Hidemichi Tanaka won the DyDo Drinco Shizuoka Open on the Japan Golf Tour to move up eleven places to 80th in the current Official World Golf Ranking.

Jyoti Randawa won the Wills Indian Open on the Asian PGA Tour. Jyoti remains outside the World Top-200 in 388th position.

In the Buy.com Monterrey Open Briny Baird's victory places him 481st in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

1. (1) Tiger Woods 22.87 average points
2. (2) David Duval 12.59
3. (3) Colin Montgomerie (Britain) 9.85
4. (4) Davis Love III 9.66
5. (5) Lee Westwood (Britain) 7.92
6. (7) Ernie Els (South Africa) 7.73
7. (8) Jim Furyk 7.49
8. (10) Jesper Parnevik (Sweden) 7.42
9. (9) Nick Price (Zimbabwe) 7.40
10. (6) Vijay Singh (Fiji) 7.36
11. (11) Hal Sutton 6.69
12. (12) Phil Mickelson 6.61
13. (13) Tom Lehman 6.42
14. (15) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.38
15. (14) Darren Clarke (Britain) 6.37
16. (16) Mark O'Meara 5.83
17. (17) Justin Leonard 5.60
18. (18) Carlos Franco (Paraguay) 5.02
19. (19) Miguel Jimenez (Spain) 4.94
20. (20) Fred Couples 4.85

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