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Sergio Garcia enters World Top 20

Sergio Garcia won the Linde German Masters on the European Tour after a play-off with Padraig Harrington and Ian Woosnam. Sergio moves to 17th in the latest World Ranking - a World Top-20 position after just twenty-four weeks and only his fourteenth world ranking event as a professional. Sergio is now 2nd in the Volvo Order of Merit behind Colin Montgomerie. Padraig Harrington and Ian Woosnam move up to 61st and 75th respectively in the World Ranking.

Meanwhile Bernhard Langer, the only remaining player who had retained a place in the World Top-50 since the World Ranking began in 1986, moved out of the Top-50 for the first time and is now in 54th place.

David Toms won the Buick Challenge on the US PGA Tour by three shots from Stuart Appleby to move into the World Top-30 for the first time in 25th position. He also moves into the Top-10 in the US PGA Tour Money List in 9th place. Second place assured Stuart Appleby of his Top-30 position in the US PGA Tour Money List and moved him to 30th in the latest World Ranking.

Naomichi ("Joe") Ozaki won the Japan Open Championship to move to 35th in the Official World Golf Ranking - his previous high in the World Ranking was 36th in May of this year but he also achieved 37th place back in January and February 1987. Joe Ozaki moves to the top of the current Japan Golf Tour Money List ahead of Kazuhiko Hosokawa who finished in a tie for second place two shots behind Joe Ozaki and moves into the World Top-100 in 99th position

1. Tiger Woods 17.04 points average 
2. David Duval 14.56 
3. Colin Montgomerie (Britain)9.78 
4. Davis Love III 9.65 
5. Lee Westwood (Britain) 9.19 
6. Vijay Singh (Fiji) 8.32 
7. Ernie Els (South Africa) 8.12 
8. Payne Stewart7.89 
9. Nick Price (Zimbabwe)7.80 
 10. Mark O'Meara 6.82 
 11. Phil Mickelson 6.67 
 12. Hal Sutton 6.52 
 13. Justin Leonard 6.36 
 14. Jim Furyk 6.34 
 15. Jesper Parnevik (Sweden) 5.84 
 16. John Huston5.63 
 17. Sergio Garcia (Spain)5.57 
 18. Jeff Maggert 5.38 
 19. Masashi Ozaki (Japan)5.35 
 20. Fred Couples 5.22