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Woods extends large lead in golf rankings

March 17, 2008 at 7:10 PM

PHILADELPHIA, March 17 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, who won his fifth straight PGA Tour start Sunday, extended his large lead in this week's world golf rankings.

Woods is now ahead of world No. 2 Phil Mickelson by 12.05 average points. Woods has 21.75 average points, Mickelson only 9.70.

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Ernie Els and Steve Stricker follow Mickelson. Adam Scott moved up to fifth and dropped K.J. Choi down to sixth, where he was followed by Justin Rose.

Rory Sabbatini and Jim Furyk exchanged places with Sabbatini, moving up to eighth. Vijay Singh was up one to 10th, bumping Padraig Harrington to No. 11. Henrik Stenson held steady in the 12th position this week.

Sergio Garcia and Stewart Cink each moved up one place, while Luke Donald fell two spots to 15th. Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley stayed in the 16th to 18th positions.

Lee Westwood is 19th, Zach Johnson 20th.

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