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Tiger roars back into golf’s top 50 after third place in Australia

Published 14/11/2011 | 10:41

TIGER Woods is back in the world's top 50 after finishing third at the Australian Open - but only just.

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Woods, who had fallen from top of the rankings just over a year ago to 58th, is now up to 50th, a mere 0.03pts ahead of Retief Goosen.



Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano improves from 126th to 58th thanks to his play-off victory at the Barclays Singapore Open today.



Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Luke Donald 10.33, 2 Rory McIlroy 7.55, 3 Lee Westwood 7.49, 4 Martin Kaymer 7.00, 5 Steve Stricker 5.91, 6 Dustin Johnson 5.88, 7 Adam Scott 5.58, 8 Jason Day 5.58, 9 Webb Simpson 5.26, 10 Matt Kuchar 5.14 11 Nick Watney 5.13, 12 Phil Mickelson 5.08, 13 Charl Schwartzel 4.83, 14 Graeme McDowell 4.70, 15 KJ Choi 4.64, 16 Justin Rose 4.22, 17 Bubba Watson 4.05, 18 Sergio Garcia 4.04, 19 Hunter Mahan 3.94, 20 David Toms 3.82



Other leading Europeans: 21 Paul Casey, 25 Ian Poulter, 29 Robert Karlsson, 31 Simon Dyson, 32 Thomas Bjorn, 33 Fredrik Jacobson, 34 Anders Hansen, 35 Darren Clarke, 39 Francesco Molinari, 40 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 42 Martin Laird, 48 Alvaro Quiros, 54 Peter Hanson, 55 Matteo Manassero, 58 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 60 Edoardo Molinari, 64 Alexander Noren, 75 Nicolas Colsaerts, 80 Jamie Donaldson, 83 Padraig Harrington, 85 Ross Fisher, 89 Pablo Larrazabal, 93 Joost Luiten, 94 David Lynn, 98 Raphael Jacquelin, 100 Fredrik Andersson Hed



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