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Jeev drops to 196, Randhawa remains top ranked Indian golfer

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Jeev Milkha Singh has dropped one place to 196th after finishing tied 26th at the Asian Open, while Jyoti Randhawa remained the top ranked Indian, at 115th spot, in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Randhawa, who did not play in last week's Asian Open has 1.19 average points making him third on the Asian list headed by Korean KJ Choi (2.60), according to information recieved here.

The next Indian in the list is Arjun Atwal, who also remained out of action last week, at 140 with 1.07 average points, followed by Shiv Kapur at 143rd.

Kapur has risen three places after signing off at tied 26th at the Asian Open alongwith Jeev. The youngster is among the three qualified for the British Open to be played in July.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods continued to lead the pack with 17.66 average points, taking his reign at the top to 388th week. His closest challenger remains Augusta Masters winner Phil Mickelsen (9.93).

Fijian Vijay Singh (8.44) has lost his third spot to South African Retief Goosen (8.57) after failing to defend his title at the Shell Houston Open, won by Australian Stuart Appleby, who has risen seven places to 25th in the rankings.

Top 10: 1.(1) Tiger Woods (US) 17.66; 2. (2) Phil Mickelson (US) 9.93; 3.

(4) Retief Goosen (RSA) 8.57; 4. (3) Vijay Singh (Fij) 8.44; 5. (5) Ernie Els (RSA) 6.44; 6. (6) Sergio Garcia (Esp) 6.25; 7. (7) Jim Furyk (US) 5.73; 8. (8) David Toms (US) 5.28; 9. (9) Adam Scott (Aus) 4.77; 10. (10) Luke Donald (GBR) 4.73 UNI PM AY VC1802

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