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Maybe Tiger can count double

November 03, 2009

The perpetual presence of Tiger Woods atop the World Ranking may have given the impression that the U.S. is the dominant force in men's golf, but as John Hopkins of the Times (U.K.) notes, there are actually more Europeans in the top 20 now than there are Americans.

Victories by Ross Fisher in the Volvo World Match Play and Ian Poulter in the Singapore Open last week jumped each into the top 20, giving Europe nine players in the top 20 to America's eight. Each has five players in the top 10.

Of course, the ranking is still top heavy with Americans, who rank one (Woods), two (Phil Mickelson) and three (Steve Stricker).

-- John Strege