Sporting Digest: Golf

Jeff Maggert entered the top 20 in the world rankings for the first time yesterday after beating Andrew Magee to the World Matchplay Championship on Sunday. Maggert, who won in the second play-off hole at La Costa, moves up 10 places to 15th while Magee another American moves up 12 places to 39th. Tiger Woods remains top of the rankings although his lead over David Duval has been reduced.

WORLD RANKINGS (US unless stated): 1 T Woods 12.79pts ave; 2 D Duval 11.13; 3 D Love III 9.88; 4 E Els (SA) 9.61; 5 M O'Meara 9.47; 6 L Westwood (GB) 9.07; 7 C Montgomerie (GB) 8.60; 8 V Singh (Fiji) 8.28; 9 N Price (Zim) 8.16; 10 J Leonard 7.44; 11 J Furyk 7.27; 12 P Mickelson 7.19; 13 F Couples 7.05; 14 M Ozaki (Japan) 6.77; 15 J Maggert 6.27; 16 S Elkington (Aus) 5.95; 17 D Clarke (GB) 5.75; 18 J Parnevik (Swe) 5.50; 19 P Stewart 5.37; 20 L Janzen 5.09.

WORLD MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Carlsbad, California): (all US players): Final round: J Maggert bt A Magee at 38th hole. Third place play-off: J Huston bt S Pate 5 and 4.

TUCSON OPEN (Arizona) Leading final scores (US unless stated): 276 G Hjertstedt (Swe) 67 68 73 68 (won at first play-off hole); T Armour 70 69 67 70. 277 M Reid 71 67 71 68; K Triplett 69 69 70 69. 278 B Geiberger 72 68 68 70; B Cheesman 71 66 69 72. 279 N Henke 71 70 71 67; C Pavin 71 68 71 69; S Gump 68 67 74 70; F Langham 70 68 71 70; E Rustand 70 69 70 70; D Toms 68 69 71 71. 280 S Lyle (GB) 68 70 74 68; S Flesch 67 72 72 69; P Stankowski 71 71 69 69; D Dunakey 66 70 73 71; J Carter 69 69 71 71; K Perry 69 68 71 72; M Weir 68 72 67 73. Selected other: 287 P- U Johansson (Swe) 68 70 73 76.

RYDER CUP TABLES Leading places: Europe: 1 C Montgomerie (Sco) 5,890pts; 2 D Clarke (N Ire) 3,453; 3 L Westwood (Eng) 3,412; 4 M A Jimenez (Sp) 2,910; 5 S Struver (Ger) 2,660; 6 D Howell (Eng) 2,235; 7 A Cejka (Ger) 2,148; 8 A Coltart (Scot) 2,136; 9 P Sjoland (Swe) 2,122; 10 J Sandelin (Swe) 2,090; 11 R Karlsson (Swe) 2,004; 12 B Langer (Ger) 1,756; 13 P McGinley (Ire) 1,715; 14 J M Olazabal (Sp) 1,550; 15 P Fulke (Swe) 1,542; 16 P Lawrie (Sco) 1,462; 17 S Webster (Eng) 1,397; 18 P Price (Wal) 1,189; 19 J Van de Velde (Fr) 1,179; 20 G Brand Jnr (Sco) 1,162. (Top 10 at end of August qualify. Mark James, the captain, adds two wild cards). United States: 1 D Duval 967pts; 2 T Woods 861; 3 M O'Meara 737; 4 D Love 559; 5 J Furyk 550; 6 J Maggert 485; 7 P Stewart 442; 8 J Leonard 439; 9 F Couples 426; 10 S Stricker 412; 11 J Huston 399; 12 F Funk 370; 13 B Mayfair 347; 14 J Sluman 335.4; 15 P Mickelson 335; 16 L Janzen 297; 17 S Pate 286; 18 B Estes 270; 19 A Magee 264; 20 M Calcavecchia 252. (Top 10 after USPGA championship on 15 August qualify. Ben Crenshaw, the captain, adds two wild cards).

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