Bradley jumps up to 29th in world ranking, Woods slides down to 33rd

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With victories in the PGA Championship and the HP Byron Nelson Championship this summer, Keegan Bradley has vaulted into the top 30 in the world ranking.
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Series: PGA Tour

Published: Monday, August 15, 2011 | 1:56 p.m.

PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley moved up from 108th to 29th in the Official World Golf Ranking -- and joins the list of those now ahead of Tiger Woods.

Former No. 1 Woods is now down to 33rd, with his missed cut in Atlanta leading to him being overtaken not only by Bradley, but also Denmark’s Anders Hansen -- now a career-best 23rd after his third-place finish -- and 18-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero.

WORLD RANKING

Luke Donald is now in his 12th week at the top of the chart.

Player

Points

1. Luke Donald

10.28

2. Lee Westwood

8.44

3. Steve Stricker

7.03

4. Martin Kaymer

6.98

5. Rory McIlroy

6.91

6. Phil Mickelson

5.97

7. Adam Scott

5.80

8. Jason Day

5.62

Dustin Johnson

5.40

Nick Watney

5.40

At the top of the rankings, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood remain Nos. 1 and 2 adter they tied for eighth place at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Steve Stricker, moved up to No. 3 after tying for 12th place while 2010 PGA Champion Martin Kaymer slipped from third to fourth.

Rory McIlroy is fifth after tying for 64th at the end of his dramatic week in Atlanta, while Phil Mickelson holds sixth. Australians Jason Day (missed cut) and Adam Scott (seventh) are Nos. 7 and 8, with Dustin Johnson (missed cut) ninth and Nick Watney (tied for 12th) in 10th.

The second 10 includes No. 11 Charl Schwartzel, No. 12 Matt Kuchar, No. 13 Graeme McDowell, No. 14 K.J. Choi, No. 15 Bubba Watson, No. 16 Ian Poulter, No. 17 Paul Casey, No. 18 David Toms, No. 19 Robert Karlsson and No. 20 Kim Kyung-Tae.

Mamassero, the 18-year-old who has been a professional for only 16 months, tied for 37th at the PGA Championship and moved up to 31st place, in the ranking, putting him two slots ahead of Woods. Woods was golf's undisputed No. 1 when Manassero left the amateur ranks after the 2010 Masters.

"I'm not happy it's happened like this,” Manassero said of bypassing Woods in the ranking, “It's pretty sad to see him like this -- everybody would like to see him back again playing well and playing as he did before.

"Guys have improved,” he added. “There is so much more competition now and I'm happy to be around 30th in the world."


Comments

joe_91

WOODS IS TOAST.

SAD BUT TRUE AND HE MAY NEVER EVER WIN ANOTHER MAJOR OR EVEN ANOTHER TOURNEY. HE'S NOW A 'DAD' AS HE SAYS AND WE ALL LAUGH AT THE TV WHEN HE SAYS THAT...WHERE WAS HE IN 200? UNTIL 2009?

ADIOS AND GOOD RIDDANCE.

fzr

Why the whole golfing world especially you media guys are so fucked up with Tiger Woods. He is no longer the big news of sport. Let us give the new and more honest young guys a chance and more exposure.. Let us not be sucked up by this Wood mania anymore. he does not deserve our adulation and respect...

CMorazzini

Why are you sport writers making a big deal about the way Woods is playing? The guy is washed. The only POSSIBLE way that he might make a comeback is if you give him back all the Steroids and loose women, until then forget it, he is done. Bear in mind that he started playing this way when everything came out in the open about his personal animalistic behaviour and Steroids addiction