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Ernst, Rumford rise in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 6 (UPI) -- First-time PGA winner Derek Ernst rockets up the men's golf rankings and back-to-back European Tour winner Brett Rumford is back in the Top 100 as of Monday.

Horschel, Rumford wins move them up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 29 (UPI) -- Billy Horschel won his first PGA title and Brett Rumford claimed a European Tour win for the first time in five years and both jump in the world golf rankings.

Pratt part of group leading Ballantine's Championship

SEOUL, April 25 (UPI) -- Kieran Pratt closed with three birdies Thursday and is part of a five-way tie for first at the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship in South Korea.
McDowell returns to men's golf Top 10

McDowell returns to men's golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 22 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell's playoff victory at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina allowed him to return to the Top 10 in the men's world golf rankings.
Scott wins Masters, jumps in rankings

Scott wins Masters, jumps in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 15 (UPI) -- Adam Scott picked up his first major tournament title in a playoff at the Masters, which boosted him to No. 3 in the men's world golf rankings.
Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 14 (UPI) -- Adam Scott drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday, defeating Angel Cabrera to become the first Australian to win the Masters.
Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy in the first two rounds of the 2013 Masters, opening Thursday in Augusta.
Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

Woods keeps No. 1, Laird jumps 61 places

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 8 (UPI) -- Martin Laird's victory at the Texas Open moved him up 61 places to No. 56 in the men's world golf rankings.

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Spurs' Ginobili to miss 3-4 weeks ... Williams No. 1; hot streak continues ... Waste problem at Sochi Olympic site denied ... Siem just outside Masters invitation ... Sports news from United Press International.

Marcel Siem wins but is just short of Masters invitation

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 1 (UPI) -- Marcel Siem picked up a European Tour title and jumped in the men's world golf rankings but ended up just short of an invitation to the Masters.

Haas, Cink tied in Houston after 54 holes

HUMBLE, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- Bill Haas fired a 5-under-par 67 and Stewart Cink responded with a 4-under 68 Saturday, moving into a tie for the lead after three rounds of the Houston Open.

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Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings ... Cardinals place Freese on disabled list ... FIFA tosses Costa Rica snow protest ... Djokovic, Bryans in Davis Cup series ... Sports news from United Press International.
Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has officially returned to the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

McIlroy, Woods still 1-2 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 18 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods lead the men's world golf rankings, which had no changes in the Top 10 this week.

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Gonzaga No. 1 in final regular-season poll ... Woods tightens race for No. 1 in golf ... Pettersen up to 7th in women's golf rankings ... Pine marten interrupts soccer game ... Sports news from United Press International.

Woods tightens race for No. 1 in golf

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods pulls closer to Rory McIlroy this week in the battle for the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings.

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Flacco signs NFL's richest contract ... Gonzaga takes No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame ... First-time winners jump in golf rankings... Sports news from United Press International.

First-time winners jump in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 4 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson and Dawie van der Walt notched their first major-tour golf tour titles and made large gains in the men's world rankings.

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Indiana remains No. 1 in coaches' poll ... Pistorius reports to corrections for bail ... Bynum suspended for punching Hansbrough .. Kuchar joins golf Top 10 ... Sports news from United Press International.
Kuchar joins golf Top 10

Kuchar joins golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Matt Kuchar's win at the Accenture Match Play Championship moves him into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.

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Watson leads list of match play winners ... Pacers roll to another one-sided victory ... St. Louis captures battle for A-10 lead ... Penguins first in the East to a dozen wins ... Sports news from United Press International.

Watson leads list of match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Masters winner Bubba Watson survived a missed 2-foot putt on the 18th hole Friday to reach the third round of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.

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McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event ... Devils rally to defeat Washington ... Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers ...Orlando deals Redick to Bucks ... Sports news from United Press International.

McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Charles Howell III and Shane Lowry defeated golf's top two players in huge first-round upsets Thursday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
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