Edfors Jumps 42 Spots into Top-50


A year after graduating from European Tour qualifying school, Sweden's Johan Edfors is making a name for himself.
Edfors won his third title of the season Sunday at the Scottish Open, closing with a final-round 63 to beat a trio of players by two shots. His latest victory vaulted him 42 places to No. 46 in this week's Official World Golf Rankings.
Across the pond, John Senden earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the John Deere Classic by saving par from a bunker at the 72nd hole. The Australian moved up 36 positions in the rankings to 78th.
Ahead of this week's British Open, little changed in the top 20.
Tiger Woods will defend his Open title after holding the top-ranked spot in the world for the 400th time in his career. He was again followed in the rankings by Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and David Howell to round out the top 10.
Luke Donald moved up a spot to 11th, dropping David Toms to 12th. They were trailed by Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Trevor Immelman, Henrik Stenson, Tim Clark and Padraig Harrington.
Darren Clarke advanced two places to No. 19, making his way back into the top 20 after being ranked 21st last week. Chad Campbell dipped one place to 20th, while Stuart Appleby fell to 21st.
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