Tiger Woods slips, Phil Mickelson rises in OWGR
Monday, August 11, 2014
For the first time since March 18, 2012, Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Woods, who most recently enjoyed a 60-week run as the No. 1 player from March 2013 to May 2014, fell from No. 10 to 11 after missing the cut at the PGA Championship this weekend.
It should be no surprise that Rory McIlroy has latched onto the No. 1 spot in the OWGR after taking three wins in as many starts. But it was the supporting cast in Sunday's drama that made the biggest moves on Monday.
Phil Mickelson, who placed second at the PGA Championship, improved four spots from last week, cracking the top 10 at No. 9. Rickie Fowler, who tied for third with Henrik Stenson, jumped five spots, improving from No. 18 to 13. Stenson leapfrogged Sergio Garcia to come in at No. 3 in the world.
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The top 10 players in the OWGR through the 2014 PGA Championship in Louisville, Kent., as of Aug. 11, with total points and events played:
Rory McIlroy … 563.50/50
Adam Scott … 380.64/41
Henrik Stenson … 427.17/60
Sergio Garcia … 379.71/49
Justin Rose … 380.17/51
Jim Furyk … 316.03/46
Matt Kuchar … 346.46/53
Bubba Watson … 310.32/47
Phil Mickelson … 301.55/48
Jason Day … 251.16/40
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