Donald makes move up world rankings

Donald makes move up world rankings

Published May. 17, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Luke Donald may have finished fourth at last weekend's Players Championship, but he's up to second in the World Golf Ranking. Tiger Woods had the worst outing of his career and stayed put at No. 8 (though there was movement all around him).

The strong showing at TPC Sawgrass vaulted England's Donald past Germany's Martin Kaymer, who fell to third. American Steve Stricker and Englishman Paul Casey flip-flopped spots, with Striker now at No. 7 and Casey down to No. 9.

Players winner KJ Choi of Korea moved up 19 spots to No. 15, while the man he beat in a playoff, American Davis Toms, is back in the top 50 at No. 46.

1. Lee Westwood, England


2. Luke Donald, England

3. Martin Kaymer, Germany

4. Phil Mickelson, US

5. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland

6. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland

7. Steve Stricker, US

8. Tiger Woods, US

9. Paul Casey, England

10. Matt Kuchar, US