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Tiger Woods extends lead as World No.1

Tiger Woods won the 134th Open Championship over the Old Course at St. Andrews by 5 strokes from Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie. Woods has now opened up a gap of more than 4 average points over Vijay Singh at the top while Montgomerie climbs 18 places to World Number 22.

Fred Couples and Jose Maria Olazabal tied for third place and move up to 17th and 40th respectively in the Official World Golf Ranking.

After Singh overtook him in the rankings at the end of last year, it re-establishes American Woods (16.24) comfortably at the top of the pecking order, over four points clear of the Fijian (12.19) and nearly seven ahead of Els (9.36).

That is his biggest advantage since mid-March 2004 but he quashed suggestions that he lacks a top-class rival to keep his game and his competitive instinct finely honed.

Jason Bohn earned his first PGA Tour victory at the B.C. Open by a single stroke over a chasing pack of 4 players. The win takes Bohn to World Number 167, an improvement of 99 places.

Jason Gore won his second consecutive Nationwide Tour event as he carded a final-round 67 at the Scholarship America Showdown for a four-shot victory over Bill Haas. Gore is up to World Number 378.

Fredrik Widmark won the Texbond Open on the European Challenge Tour and is the new World Number 345.

 

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