Tiger Woods only American among world's best in rankings


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The Independent Online

Tiger Woods is the only American to make it into the world's top four in the end of year rankings.

He trails Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald and had Justin Rose closely behind him as 19 Europeans took their places among the leading 50 players and qualified for Augusta, the first major of 2013.

Spain's Sergio Garcia ended the year 16th after his weekend win in Malaysia, in which he shot a closing 61 to take the Johor Iskandar Open by three.