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Woods at One of Widest Leads in World Golf Rankings

American golfer Tiger Woods has surged to one of his widest leads at the top of the world golf rankings.

Woods has played in two tournaments so far in 2006, and has won them both. He captured the Buick Invitational in San Diego before winning Sunday the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates.

In the latest rankings released Monday, Woods is at No. 1 for a record 376th week with 17.77 points. Vijay Singh of Fiji is second with 9.17 points. Singh was at No. 1 just eight months ago.

South African Retief Goosen is ranked third followed by American Phil Mickelson, South African Ernie Els and Spaniard Sergio Garcia. Rounding out the top 10 are Americans Jim Furyk, Chris DiMarco, David Toms and Australian Adam Scott.