Rose moves up in latest rankings


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.

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ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 13: (L-R) Justin Rose in action during the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, at Royal Aberdeen on July 13, 2014 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Paul Severn/Aberdeen Asset Management via Getty Images)

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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