David Toms won the PGA Championship on Sunday, earning his first
Ryder Cup berth and that victory vaulted him 11 spots to No. 8 in the latest World
Tiger Woods failed in his quest to win three PGA Championships
in a row, but held on to the No. 1 spot in the world. Woods has now missed out
in the top-10 five consecutive starts for the first time in his professional career.
Phil Mickelson suffered another major heartache on Sunday when
Toms rolled in his eight-foot par putt at the 18th, but he held on to second in
the world as he prepares for this week's NEC Invitational.
David Duval remained in third, followed by Ernie Els, Vijay
Singh and Davis Love III.
Spain's Sergio Garcia missed the cut at the PGA Championship
but held on to No. 7 in the rankings.
Toms entered the top-20 with his win at the Compaq Classic
this year, but his first major title jumped into eighth place.
Two European stars, Darren Clarke and Colin Montgomerie, each
fell one notch to round out the top-10.
Mike Weir and Lee Westwood also dropped a spot to 11 and 12,
but Jim Furyk used a seventh place finish at the Atlanta Athletic Club to move
up one place to 13.
Thomas Bjorn and Padraig Harrington, two European players who
are on pace to make the Ryder Cup team, each dipped two places to 14th and 15th,
followed by Hal Sutton, who kept his 16th place.
Michael Campbell fell two spots to No. 17 while Scott Hoch
climbed two places to 18, as he will gear up for his second Ryder Cup appearance
U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen went from 17th to 19th this
week and Mark Calcavecchia used a tie for fourth at the PGA Championship to get
back into the top-20.
Paul Azinger and Scott Verplank were picked by U.S. captain
Curtis Strange on Monday to play in the Ryder Cup matches as wild-card picks.
Azinger held on to his 24th ranking from last week, while Verplank rose two spots
to No. 25.