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Indians slip down the ranking ladder after poor shows

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 21 (UNI) Ides of March seemed to have caught up with the Indian golfers with the trio of Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal and Shiv Kapur experiencing a free-fall in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Jyoti Randhawa, who could not make the cut in the million dollar TCL Classic in China, finds it a slippery ladder since breaking into the top 100, and though he manages to remain the highest ranked Indian, Randhawa slipped 12 notches to finish 117th with 1.20 average points.

Arjun Atwal (1.10), who missed his second successive cut in the Bay Hill Invitational last week, slipped two rungs to 134.

Shiv Kapur (1.04), likened to Justin Leonard by Fred Couples but struggling at present to find his touch, slid 13 places to find himself at 147 after his poor tied 41st finish in China.

Korean Choi Kyung-Ju remains the highest ranked Asian at 38 with 2.68 average points.

Australia's Rod Pampling, thanks to his triumph in Bay Hill Invitational, leapfrogged 23 places to 29th.

Swede Johan Edfors jumped from 358th to 174th after his maiden European Tour title in the TCL Classic.

World number one Tiger Woods enjoys 9.11 average point lead over Fijian Vijay Singh, according to information received here today.

Top 10: 1.Tiger Woods, US (17.81) 2. Vijay Singh, Fiji (8.70)3. Retief Goosen, South Africa (7.54) 4. Phil Mickelson, US (7.24) 5. Ernie Els, South Africa (6.84) 6. Sergio Garcia, Spain (6.43) 7. David Toms, US (5.60) 8. Jim Furyk, US (5.32) 9. Adam Scott, Australia (4.95) 10. Luke Donald, Britain (4.94).

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