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Tiger Woods Keeps Top Ranking After Barclays Tournament

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: August 29, 2010 Last Updated: August 29, 2010
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Tiger Woods watches his shot from the fairway on the third hole during the final round of The Barclays on Aug. 29 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods watches his shot from the fairway on the third hole during the final round of The Barclays on Aug. 29 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods kept up his ranking as the number one ranked golfer in the world after he finished well at the Barclays tournament on Sunday.

Woods shot a seven-under 67 in the final round, which pushed him to 12th place.

However, his main rival and the world’s number two golfer Phil Mickelson wasn’t able to get it done at the Barclays tournament in New Jersey. A double-bogey on the last hole in the second round pushed him four shots over, seeing him eliminated before the last two rounds of the tournament.

However, Mickelson played well enough down the stretch to clinch a spot at next weeks’ second FedExCup series event.

During the Barclays Matt Kuchar shot five-under 66 and move to the number one overall spot in the FedExCup series.

The Barclays tournament is the first of four season-ending playoff tournaments in the FedExCup series.

Among all of his nine tournaments this year, Woods has failed to produce a win, putting his status as the number one ranked golfer in the world in jeopardy.

"If I had just putted well for all four days, I'm right there. I drove it pretty much on a string all week and really controlled my irons," he told Reuters.

Woods added that he didn’t putt well in two rounds during the middle of the tournament. Overall, he moved to 65th place in the tournament. Woods won the FedExCup tournament last year, nabbing $10 million.

This year’s winner will also take home $10 million.




   

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