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Retief Goosen moves up to World No.6

U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen moved up one spot to sixth in the world rankings after his five-shot victory at the European Open in Ireland on Sunday.

The 35-year-old South African, who fired a four-under-par 68 at the K Club to complete back-to-back wins in successive starts, dislodged 2003 U.S. Masters winner Mike Weir in the global pecking order.

Weir, who missed the cut at last week's Western Open on the PGA Tour, slipped to seventh.

The rest of the top 10 remained unchanged with Tiger Woods retaining his monopoly at number one for a record 256th consecutive week and 326th overall.

The 28-year-old American is five weeks short of Greg Norman's 331 weeks in top spot, the record since the official rankings were introduced.

On the PGA Tour, Canada's Stephen Ames clinched his maiden title with a two-shot victory at the Western Open on Sunday and jumped 14 places to 17th in the world.

The 40-year-old native of Trinidad and Tobago earned $864,000 for his breakthrough triumph and climbed to sixth in the U.S. money list with winnings of $2,749,679 for the season.

On the Japan Golf Tour, South Korea's S.K. Ho won the JGT Championship in a playoff with Japan's Tomohiro Kondo on Sunday. Ho moved to 77th in the world rankings, the second highest Korean after K.J. Choi, who is 21st.

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