Winner Woods rises in rankings

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TIGER Woods is up to fourth in the latest world rankings after his victory in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

The former world No 1 jumped from ninth to fourth a week before he heads to San Francisco for the US Open and his attempt to win a 15th major as he attempts to overtake Jack Nicklaus’s record 18.

He did equal Nicklaus, however, when winning the Memorial Tournament in Ohio on Sunday, equalling the Nicklaus career tally of 73 PGA Tour wins with only Sam Snead, on 82, ahead of him.

The defining moment of Woods’ victory in Ohio came at the 16th, chipping in from off the green for a birdie.

It helped him finish with a five under 67 and nine under overall for a two-stroke winning margin over Rory Sabbatini and Andres Romero.

Best British placed golfer was Justin Rose who was eighth at three under after a final 69 followed by fellow Englishman Greg Owen on two under.

World No 1 Luke Donald was 12th on one under after a last round, four under 68. Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut, and Lee Westwood remain second and third in the world.