Rose moves up in latest rankings

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iol spt july14 Rose Justin Aberdeen Asset Management via Ge Justin Rose is up to a career-best third in the world rankings following his win in the Scottish Open. Photo by Paul Severn/Aberdeen Asset Management via Getty Images

London – Justin Rose is up to a career-best third in the world rankings following his win in the Scottish Open on Sunday.

The Englishman secured back-to-back tournament wins with a final round of 65 at Royal Aberdeen.

He won the Quicken Loans title at Congressional on the USPGA Tour in his previous outing.

Ahead of Rose remain top ranking Australian Adam Scott with Henrik Stenson of Sweden in second.

Tiger Woods, who will tee off in the British Open at Hoylake on Thursday for his first major of the year, slides down to seventh.

Top 20 in world rankings

1. Adam Scott (AUS) 8.86

2. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.88

3. Justin Rose (ENG) 7.34

4. Bubba Watson (USA) 6.90

5. Matt Kuchar (USA) 6.73

6. Jason Day (AUS) 6.46

7. Tiger Woods (USA) 6.36

8. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 6.30

9. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 6.13

10. Jordan Spieth (USA) 5.90

11. Jim Furyk (USA) 5.45

12. Martin Kaymer (GER) 5.45

13. Phil Mickelson (USA) 5.23

14. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.11

15. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.89

16. Dustin Johnson (USA) 4.87

17. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 4.62

18. Jimmy Walker (USA) 4.17

19. Steve Stricker (USA) 4.14

20. Luke Donald (ENG) 3.98 – Sapa-AFP

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