Scott up to 6th in rankings, McIlroy takes 2nd from Day

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Adam Scott of Australia in action during the Els for Autism Pro-am at the Old Palm Golf Club on Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. AFP PHOTO

Adam Scott of Australia in action during the Els for Autism Pro-am at the Old Palm Golf Club on Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. AFP PHOTO

PARIS: Adam Scott’s thrilling victory in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship has moved him up to number six in the latest world golf rankings released on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

The Australian became the first back-to-back winner on the PGA Tour since Billy Horschel in 2014 after also winning the Honda Classic.

Rory McIlroy held a four-shot lead early in the final round at Doral but struggled to finish two back, although the Northern Irishman does retake second spot in the rankings from Jason Day, while closing the gap on number one Jordan Spieth.

The other big mover in the top 20 is Englishman Danny Willett, the 28-year-old moving to the brink of the top 10 after a run of three top-three WGC finishes in the last year.


Phil Mickelson has ended a long spell out of the top 20, the five-time major champion finishing fifth in Florida despite being the oldest player in the field, and rising to 17th.

World top 20 rankings (as of March 7)
1. Jordan Spieth (USA) 11.35 average points
2. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 9.87 (+1)
3. Jason Day (AUS) 9.64
4. Bubba Watson (USA) 9.02
5. Rickie Fowler (USA) 8.18
6. Adam Scott (AUS) 7.48 (+3)
7. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.19 (-1)
8. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.22 (-1)
9. Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.99 (-1)
10. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.90
11. Danny Willett (ENG) 4.72 (+4)
12. Branden Grace (RSA) 4.70 (-1)
13. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 4.68 (-1)
14. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.53 (-1)
15. Jim Furyk (USA) 4.37 (-1)
16. Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.11
17. Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.02 (+4)
18. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.00 (+1)
19. Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.00 (-1)
20. Zach Johnson (USA) 3.99 (-3)

AFP

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