New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) Despite dropping a rung to 116 with a string of below-par shows, Jyoti Randhawa remains the highest placed Indian while Shiv Kapur overtakes Arjun Atwal in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.
Randhawa, who skipped the China Open, Asian Open and Maekyung Open, has 1.18 average points and is fourth in the Asian list, headed by Korean KJ Choi (2.61), according to information received here.
Shiv Kapur may have missed the cut in the Maekyung Open but the talented youngster pipped Arjun Atwal (143rd) to be the second highest ranked Indian at 142 even though both have 1.04 average points.
Jeev Milkha Singh (.81) remains static at 196 after finishing tied 10th at The Crown international in Japan.
At the top of the table, Phil Mickelson (9.77) is Tiger Woods' (17.33) nearest rival following the former's victory at the Masters Tournament.
Meanwhile, Chris Couch's triumph in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans title saw him leapfrogging to World Number 103, an improvement of 265 positions.
Top 10: 1. Tiger Woods, USA (17.33); 2. Phil Mickelson, USA (9.77); 3. Retief Goosen, South Africa (8.39); 4. Vijay Singh, Fiji (8.33); 5. Ernie Els, South Africa (6.38); 6. Sergio Garcia, Spain (6.18); 7. Jim Furyk, USa (5.73); 8. David Toms, USA (5.20); 9. Adam Scott, Australia (4.65); 10. Luke Donald, Britain (4.65).
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