Kuchar moves up rankings

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, Last Updated: 2:18 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Kuchar's playoff victory Sunday over Martin Laird at The Barclays vaulted Kuchar up to 10th in this week's world golf rankings.

Kuchar jumped up 13 places to his highest-ever ranking.

Tiger Woods remained in first, followed by Phil Mickelson, who missed the cut at The Barclays. Lee Westwood, Steve Stricker and Martin Kaymer held on to their places from last week.

Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy were sixth and seventh, respectively. Paul Casey, who was not chosen by Colin Montgomerie for the European Ryder Cup team, moved up one to No. 8. Ernie Els fell one to ninth, followed by Kuchar.

Luke Donald, who was tabbed by Montgomerie on Sunday, slipped one to 11. Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and Graeme McDowell all sank one each. Edoardo Molinari, who won the European Tour's Johnnie Walker Championship and was chosen by Monty, climbed six to 15th.

Anthony Kim and Zach Johnson, both potential picks for American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin next week, both fell two to Nos. 16 and 17. Retief Goosen also dropped two to 18th, followed by Padraig Harrington, who was selected by Montgomerie, in 19th.

Robert Allenby plummeted three to round out the top 20.

Laird rocketed up 59 places to 61st this week.


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