Woods down to 12th in world rankings

London: Ian Poulter is up to 14th in the world rankings following his 2 and 1 win over Luke Donald in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain on Sunday.

Donald, who would have gone top for the first time had he won in place of Lee Westwood, stays in second just a fraction of a point behind his fellow Englishman.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, continued his tumble down the rankings from eighth to 12th, the first time he has been outside the world top 10 since the week before his stunning win in the 1997 Masters.

World top 20:

1. Lee Westwood (ENG)

2. Luke Donald (ENG)

3. Martin Kaymer (GER)

4. Phil Mickelson (USA)

5. Graeme McDowell (NIR)

6. Rory McIlroy (NIR)

7. Charl Schwartzel (RSA)

8. Steve Stricker (USA)

9. Paul Casey (ENG)

10. Matt Kuchar (USA)

11. Bubba Watson (USA)

12. Tiger Woods (USA)

13. Dustin Johnson (USA)

14. Ian Poulter (ENG)

15. Nick Watney (USA)

16. KJ Choi (KOR)

17. Jim Furyk (USA)

18. Hunter Mahan (USA)

19. Francesco Molinari (ITA)

20. Ernie Els (RSA)


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