Scott Cracks Top 20 in World Golf Rankings


Adam Scott earned his first victory on the PGA Tour Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship and moved to No. 18 in this week's World Golf Rankings. Scott jumped 18 places to become the second- highest rated Australian.
Tiger Woods remained comfortably in first place, followed by Ernie Els and Davis Love III. Vijay Singh came in fourth this week while U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk took fifth.
Masters winner Mike Weir, who is in the field for this week's Canadian Open, took sixth, while David Toms, Kenny Perry, Padraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson rounded out the top 10.
Nick Price and Retief Goosen, both members of the International Presidents Cup team, took 11th and 12th, respectively. Darren Clarke, who won the WGC-NEC Invitational two weeks ago, came in 13th while Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco were 14th and 15th.
Robert Allenby, the highest-ranked Australian, is 16th in the world. Sergio Garcia and Scott were 17th and 18th, while 49-year-old Jay Haas and Rocco Mediate, who finished second to Scott in Boston, completed the top 20.
Lee Westwood won for the first time in nearly three years Sunday at the BMW International Open on the European Tour. That win vaulted Westwood, who was once fourth in the world, up 92 places to 123rd.
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