Scott rises to No. 3 in world after Masters victory


Adam Scott’s first major title moved him to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking – his highest position since June 2008. 

The Australian moved from seventh to third in the latest rankings released Monday, putting him behind only Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Scott hasn’t been ranked this high since after the 2008 U.S. Open. He began the year ranked seventh in the world.

Luke Donald, who began the week at No. 4, dropped to sixth after his T-25 at Augusta. It’s the first time the Englishman has been out of the OWGR top 5 since February 2011.

Angel Cabrera, who came agonizingly close to capturing his third major title, made the biggest jump of the week, vaulting from 269th to 64th.

The full OWGR top 10: Woods, McIlroy, Scott, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Donald, Louis Oosthuizen, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson