Gonzalo ousts Woods from Top 50

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Despite having a great day in Melbourne, not everything went Tiger Woods’ way on Sunday.

Despite having a great day in Melbourne, not everything went Tiger Woods’ way on Sunday.

A second place finish for Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano at the Dunlop Phoenix 2011 in Japan was good enough to see the Spaniard hoist himself into the top 50 in the world – at the cost of Woods, who only just managed to make his way back in there last week.

While Japan’s Toshinori Muto produced a superb final-round 63 to claim victory on his home soil, a 71 from Fernandez-Castano on Sunday saw him finish alone in second, four strokes behind the winner.

Though Tiger was securing the winning point for the USA in their Presidents Cup win over the Internationals at the same time as Fernandez-Castano was finishing up in Japan, he could do nothing to add to to his ranking points, as the bieenial matchplay event does not count towards the rankings list.

It continues a good run of form for Fernandez-Castano, who secured victory at the Singapore Open a week ago. If he can stay in the top 50 for another month he will earn an automatic place in the Masters field for next year.

The Top 100 in the World Rankings on Monday were:
1 Luke Donald (Eng) 10.37
2 Rory McIlroy (NIrl) 7.59
3 Lee Westwood (Eng) 7.50
4 Martin Kaymer (Ger) 7.02
5 Steve Stricker (USA) 5.80
6 Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.79
7 Adam Scott (Aus) 5.61
8 Jason Day (Aus) 5.50
9 Webb Simpson (USA) 5.22
10 Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.06
11 Nick Watney (USA) 5.05
12 Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.98
13 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 4.74
14 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 4.62
15 K J Choi (Kor) 4.57
16 Justin Rose (Eng) 4.24
17 Sergio Garcia (Spa) 4.08
18 Bubba Watson (USA) 3.97
19 Hunter Mahan (USA) 3.88
20 David Toms (USA) 3.77
21 Paul Casey (Eng) 3.72
22 Bill Haas (USA) 3.63
23 Bo Van Pelt (USA) 3.54
24 Kyung-tae Kim (Kor) 3.53
25 Ian Poulter (Eng) 3.51
26 Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 3.41
27 Keegan Bradley (USA) 3.39
28 Robert Karlsson (Swe) 3.38
29 Rickie Fowler (USA) 3.34
30 Brandt Snedeker (USA) 3.33
31 Simon Dyson (Eng) 3.29
32 Anders Hansen (Den) 3.29
33 Thomas Bjorn (Den) 3.28
34 Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 3.26
35 Jason Dufner (USA) 3.23
36 Darren Clarke (NIrl) 3.16
37 Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 3.15
38 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 3.14
39 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 3.11
40 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 3.02
41 Martin Laird (Sco) 2.94
42 Jim Furyk (USA) 2.94
43 John Senden (Aus) 2.90
44 Y.E. Yang (Kor) 2.90
45 Zach Johnson (USA) 2.86
46 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa) 2.83
47 Gary Woodland (USA) 2.82
48 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 2.82
49 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 2.80
50 Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) 2.77
51 Tiger Woods (USA) 2.74
52 Retief Goosen (Rsa) 2.70
53 Ernie Els (Rsa) 2.68
54 Peter Hanson (Swe) 2.67
55 Ben Crane (USA) 2.65
56 Matteo Manassero (Ita) 2.62
57 Ryan Moore (USA) 2.61
58 Jonathan Byrd (USA) 2.57
59 Mark Wilson (USA) 2.37
60 Vijay Singh (Fij) 2.34
61 Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 2.33
62 Rory Sabbatini (Rsa) 2.19
63 Kevin Na (USA) 2.18
64 Alexander Noren (Swe) 2.18
65 Lucas Glover (USA) 2.17
66 Joost Luiten (Ned) 2.16
67 Chez Reavie (USA) 2.16
68 Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) 2.11
69 Ryan Palmer (USA) 2.11
70 Jeff Overton (USA) 2.10
71 Robert Allenby (Aus) 2.09
72 Anthony Kim (USA) 2.06
73 Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) 2.05
74 Charles Howell III (USA) 2.02
75 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 2.01
76 Tim Clark (Rsa) 1.99
77 Sean O’Hair (USA) 1.99
78 Charley Hoffman (USA) 1.99
79 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 1.94
80 Camilo Villegas (Col) 1.94
81 Brendan Jones (Aus) 1.93
82 Scott Verplank (USA) 1.89
83 Jamie Donaldson (Wal) 1.85
84 Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 1.84
85 George Coetzee (Rsa) 1.82
86 Spencer Levin (USA) 1.82
87 Ross Fisher (Eng) 1.82
88 Richard Green (Aus) 1.81
89 Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) 1.80
90 Tommy Gainey (USA) 1.79
91 Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) 1.79
92 Koumei Oda (Jpn) 1.79
93 Chris Kirk (USA) 1.78
94 Steve Marino (USA) 1.78
95 J.B. Holmes (USA) 1.76
96 David Lynn (Eng) 1.74
97 Robert Garrigus (USA) 1.70
98 Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 1.68
99 Seung-yul Noh (Kor) 1.68
100 Raphael Jacquelin (Fra) 1.67

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