World Golf Rankings: Who is Hot in '07?

The World Golf Rankings for 2006 are mostly in the books, so its time to look at '06's movers and shakers as well as who is rising and falling in '07.
1. Tiger Woods - 21.65
Story: Unless Jim Furyk wins every event in 2007, Woods ownership of the world will not be under attack.
2. Jim Furyk - 8.95
Story: Biggest season since winning the U.S. Open, leapfrogged into the top five, and then two. Still has not won a showdown with Tiger, so 2007 will likely be the season he establishes himself as Woods' rival or falls out of history.
3. Phil Mickelson - 7.80
Story: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Mickelson has certainly lost his dominance early this season and late last after winning the PGA Championship and Masters. We all know the story of Lefty's meltdown at Winged Foot. Time to see if he has the mental side under his control or else will not challenge Tiger.
4. Adam Scott - 7.58
Story: Could challenge Mickelson for third in World Rankings after winning the Tour Championship. His Players Championship win will fall out of the points system soon.
5. Retief Goosen - 6.26
Story: Had a chance to beat Tiger in Asia but failed on the back nine. Not making strong case for being a member of the new "big five" if there is one.
6. Vijay Singh -6.23
Story: Hard to believe he was the world's best two years ago...Career is likely coming to a close, or at least a decline (practicing 24 hours a day is hard in the late 40's).
7. Ernie Els - 5.89
Story: As soon as the Big Easy finds his game again on all four days of a tournament, he will return to the winner's circle. U.S. Open returns to Oakmont where he won in 1994, unfortunately there will likely be no "immovable" mishaps.
8. Padraig Harrington - 5.81
Story: Moved back into the top 10 after winning th Dunlop Phoenix. Watch out below, Harrington is ready to take home some wins in '07 and catch a couple guys up top.
9. Luke Donald - 5.79
Story: Trails Els and Harrington by fraction, could get hot and have a career year in '07.
10. Geoff Ogilvy - 5.69
Story: U.S. Open champion is likely ready for some more wins. Strong performances in Australia and the Grand Slam of Golf.

There's the top 10, but what outsiders are ready to make a move in 2007:
11. Sergio Garcia-HAS to get over his putting woes in big events if he wants to be a player. Can anyone believe this guy is still in his 20's?
12. Henrik Stenson-Swedish Ryder Cup star is ready to dominate.
17. Davis Love III- Told Tom Lehman he would get hot by the end of 2006. He did and captured the Chrysler.
82. Troy Matteson - A win and second place finish in the last couple events of 2006. This guy is flying and poised for more success.

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