Keeping Score

Adam Scott returns to top 10 in world ranking

Victory at Riviera vaults Australian to No. 7, his highest spot since early 2017, as Rory McIlroy retains top spot for 2nd week in a row

The Genesis Invitational
Adam Scott, the 2020 Genesis Invitational champion

7: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Australia’s Adam Scott, who improved seven spots in the world order after he won the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational on Sunday. It is the first time that Scott has been ranked among the top 10 in the world since mid-2017 and his highest position in the ranking since early 2017. Scott, 39, whose 14 PGA Tour victories include the 2013 Masters, was ranked No. 1 for 11 weeks in mid-2014. The top six of the OWGR remained unchanged Monday, with Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy on top for the second consecutive week. McIlroy, who faded to a tie for fifth on Sunday at Riviera after having entered the final round tied for the lead, has posted top-5 results in five consecutive events worldwide dating to the fall and including a victory at the WGC HSBC Champions.

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