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SI Golf Ranking: Els wins British Open; Woods still in No. 1 spot

Each week, 14 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below. RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK) 1. Tiger Woods (118, 8, 1) - Last three finishes: T3, British Open; MC, The Greenbrier Classic; 1, AT&T National - Official World Golf Ranking: 2
2. Ernie Els (110, 5, NR) - Last three finishes: 1, British Open; T52, Scottish Open; 9 U.S. Open Championship - Official World Golf Ranking: 15
3. Webb Simpson (91, 1, 2) - Last three finishes: T7, The Greenbrier Classic; T29, Travelers Championship; 1, U.S. Open Championship - Official World Golf Ranking: 5
4. Jason Dufner (86, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T31, British Open; T4, U.S. Open Championship; 2, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial- Official World Golf Ranking: 8
5. Luke Donald (69, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T16, Scottish Open; MC, U.S. Open- Official World Golf Ranking: 1
6. Graeme McDowell (64, 0, NR) - Last three finishes: T5, British Open; T17, ALSTOM Open de France; T16, Irish Open - Official World Golf Ranking: 11
7. Zach Johnson (48, 0, 5) -  Last three finishes: T9, British Open; 1, John Deere Classic; T64, Travelers Championship - Official World Golf Ranking: 12
8. Adam Scott (39, 0, NR) - 2, British Open; 3, AT&T National; T15, U.S. Open Championship - Official World Golf Ranking: 6
9. Lee Westwood (30, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T45, British Open; T40, ALSTOM Open de France; T10, U.S. Open- Official World Golf Ranking: 4
10. Matt Kuchar (23, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: T9, British Open; T8, Travelers Championship; T27, U.S. Open-Official World Golf Ranking: 9
  Others receiving votes: Hunter Mahan (17)Bubba Watson (17)Rory McIlroy (15)Dustin Johnson (14)Y.E. Yang (9)Rickie Fowler (7) Brandt Snedeker (6) Louis Oosthuizen (4) Fred Couples (1) Padraig Harrington (1) Geoff Ogilvy (1)


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