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Choi moves to world no. 13 as Monty climbs to 30th

KJ Choi (Choi Kyung-Ju) from Korea won the inaugural AT&T National after holing a bunker shot on the 71st hole to claim his sixth win on the PGA Tour. The final margin of victory was three strokes over Steve Stricker, taking Choi to World Number 13, a climb of 7 places. Jim Furyk finished tied third and moves back to the World Number Two position.

Colin Montgomerie picked up his 31st European Tour title when he won the Smurfit Kappa European Open by a stroke from Sweden's Niclas Fasth over the Smurfit Course at the K Club. Montgomerie improves his Official World Golf Ranking by 13 positions to 30th, while Fasth climbs two spots.

Toru Taniguchi won the Woodone Open Hiroshima on the Japan Golf Tour after a sudden death playoff with Prayad Marksaeng from Thailand. Taniguchi climbs 22 positions to 78th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

This week's other winners were Jason Day at the Legend Financial Group Classic on the Nationwide Tour, Gareth Paddison at the AGF-Allianz Open des Volcans on the European Challenge Tour and Dustin Risdon at the TELUS Edmonton Open.

July 9, 2007


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