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Tiger Woods closes the gap on Rory McIlroy in World Rankings

Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 09:52 | Comments

Tiger Woods is closing the gap on Rory McIlroy in the latest World Golf Rankings
Tiger Woods is closing the gap on Rory McIlroy in the latest World Golf Rankings

Tiger Woods's 75th PGA Tour title - an amazing eight of them at Torrey Pines - has taken a sizeable chunk out of Rory McIlroy's lead at the top of the world rankings.

McIlroy has held the number one spot since his USPGA Championship victory last August, but his advantage is now down to 3.14 points and could narrow further before he next plays at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay on February 20.

Chris Wood's maiden European Tour win at the Qatar Masters moves the Bristolian 25-year-old up from 142nd to 60th. The top 64 at the end of next week earn places in Tucson.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:
1 Rory McIlroy 12.43pts
2 Tiger Woods 9.29
3 Luke Donald 7.94
4 Justin Rose 6.63
5 Louis Oosthuizen 6.60
6 Adam Scott 6.08
7 Brandt Snedeker 5.74
8 Lee Westwood 5.69
9 Bubba Watson 5.26
10 Jason Dufner 5.15

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