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Scott & Ko Enjoy Career High Rankings
Weekend winners on the PGA Tour, and the LPGA Tour, Adam Scott, and Lydia Ko, both moved up to career high world rankings following their successes.
Adam Scott, who won his first major title at the Masters back in April, and followed it up with a second 2013 victory at The Barclays at the weekend, has moved up to number two in the Official World Golf Rankings behind only Tiger Woods.
Scott's win in the opening event of the FedEx Cup playoffs has put him in a great position to go on and try to land season-ending jackpot, and seen him climb above Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy who have slipped to third, and fourth respectively.
In the women's game, 16-year-old phenom, Lydia Ko, made a huge surge up the Rolex Rankings with a stunning win at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
Ko climbed 12 places up the rankings, above several former world number ones including Yani Tseng, and Christie Kerr, and into seventh place in the standings.
Fellow weekend winner Tommy Fleetwood, who bagged the Johnnie Walker Championship title at Gleneagles, also enjoyed a hefty rise up the rankings, climbing more than 100 places to 162nd in the world.
It seems a single tour victory can cause a sizeable shift in the rankings if timed to perfection.