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Tiger extends lead while Austin and Rose climb

Tiger Woods, the world number one, won the 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills, Tulsa, with a final round of 69 for an eight under par total of 272. He won by two strokes from American Woody Austin and three from world number four Ernie Els, who closed with 67 and 66 respectively.

The gap between Woods and world number two Jim Furyk has extended to 13.41 average points, while Woody Austin climbs 41 spots from 75th into 34th. Els remains in 4th.

Justin Rose's recent run of good form continued as he tied for 12th at the PGA, taking him up one spot to an all time career high ranking of 15th, displacing Masters champion Zach Johnson who slips to 16th.

Justin Bolli won the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic on the Nationwide Tour and breaks into the World Top 200 with an 84 place jump to World Number 193.

Walker Cup player Robert Dinwiddie won the Scottish Challenge presented by Bank of Scotland Corporate on the European Challenge Tour and moves up 294 positions to 362nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

August 13, 2007


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