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Randhawa at 131, Jeev closes gap with Atwal in golf ranking

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New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) At 131, Jyoti Randhawa has no real threat to his status as the highest ranked Indian golfer, while Jeev Milkha Singh, at 164, closes in the gap with Arjun Atwal in the lates rankings.

Randhawa, who recently did the country proud by making it to the US Open through sectional qualifying in England, has 1.16 average points in his kitty and is fourth on the Asian list, headed by Korean Choi Kyung-Ju, who ranks 49th in the world list.

An out-of-form Shiv Kapur (.99) is the second among the Indians at 159 while a subdued Arjun Atwal (.97), who failed to make cuts in four consecutive events before breaking the jinx at Barclays Classic, is placed 161st.

Jeev has been a revelation this season and he played the game of his life to qualify for the US Open, along with Randhawa.

Jeev (.95), the UBS Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, is placed 164th, just three places behind Atwal.

Meanwhile, Vijay Singh's triumph at the Barclays Classic not only ended a 10-month title drought for the Fijian but also helped him climb one place to number three.

At the top, Tiger Woods' closest challenger is Phil Mickelson with a gap of 7.09 average points separating the Americans, according to information received here today.

1. Tiger Woods, USA (16.53) 2. Phil Mickelson, USA (9.44) 3. Vijay Singh, Fiji (8.46) 4. Retief Goosen, South Africa (7.99) 5. Jim Furyk, USA (6.37) 6. Adam Scott, Australia (5.93) 7. Ernie Els, South Africa (5.87) 8. Sergio Garcia, Spain (5.70) 9. David Howell, England (4.97) 10. David Toms, USA (4.85).

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