Woods slump continues

Tiger Woods has dropped another three places to 36th in the latest world rankings.

Tiger Woods has dropped another three places to 36th in the latest world rankings.

Open champion Darren Clarke, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez and the PGA Tour’s newest winner Webb Simpson have all now overtaken Woods, destined to fall further after failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup play-offs.

Simpson, who captured the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, is up from 55th to 33rd, while England’s Oliver Fisher, winner of the Czech Open, climbs from 507th to 238th.

Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings:

1 Luke Donald 10.17pts, 2 Lee Westwood 8.30, 3 Steve Stricker 6.93, 4 Martin Kaymer 6.86, 5 Rory McIlroy 6.81, 6 Phil Mickelson 5.86, 7 Adam Scott 5.86, 8 Jason Day 5.56, 9 Dustin Johnson 5.47, 10 Nick Watney 5.33

11 Charl Schwartzel 5.21, 12 Matt Kuchar 5.16, 13 Graeme McDowell 4.85, 14 KJ Choi 4.75, 15 Bubba Watson 4.69, 16 David Toms 4.17, 17 Ian Poulter 4.11, 18 Paul Casey 4.09, 19 Robert Karlsson 3.99, 20 Kim Kyung-tae 3.83

Other leading Europeans:

22 Francesco Molinari, 23 Anders Hansen, 25 Martin Laird, 29 Alvaro Quiros, 30 Matteo Manassero, 34 Darren Clarke, 35 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 37 Justin Rose, 47 Sergio Garcia, 48 Peter Hanson, 50 Edoardo Molinari, 54 Simon Dyson, 59 Fredrik Jacobson, 64 Ross Fisher, 70 Thomas Bjorn, 72 Alexander Noren, 75 Padraig Harrington, 77 Nicolas Colsaerts, 80 Raphael Jacquelin, 89 Fredrik Andersson Hed, 92 Brian Davis, 94 Pablo Larrazabal, 95 Gregory Bourdy, 98 Carl Pettersson, 99 Johan Edfors

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