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Scott up to No. 6 in world rankings after WGC win

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Adam Scott continued his rapid ascent through the Official World Golf Ranking after his second win in as many weeks.

Scott's one-shot win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship came on the heels of his triumph at the Honda Classic, and the Aussie jumped three spots to No. 6 in the world as a result. Scott had fallen as far as No. 16 in recent weeks, but after back-to-back wins he now has his highest standing in nearly a year.

Bubba Watson remained at No. 4 despite his runner-up finish, but the two players who shared third place were both able to make a jump. Rory McIlroy overtook Jason Day at No. 2 in the world, while another strong WGC showing for Danny Willett moved the Englishman up four spots to No. 11.


Updated Official World Golf Ranking


Other notable moves following the play at Trump National Doral included Phil Mickelson, who rose four spots to No. 17 after a fifth-place finish; Paul Casey, who went from No. 30 to No. 25 thanks to a seventh-place finish; and Smylie Kaufman, who finished T-8 in his Doral debut and jumped 16 spots to No. 49 as a result, cracking the top 50 for the first time.

Jordan Spieth maintained his hold on the top spot, followed by McIlroy, Day, Watson and Rickie Fowler. The bottom half of the top 10 includes Scott, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed.

Still idle since August, Tiger Woods dropped two spots to No. 448.