Date: May 07, 2008

Scott jumps to number three

Australia&aposs Adam Scott has moved to a career high number three behind only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on the Official World Golf Rankings. The 27 year old Queenslander was ranked fifth last week and has leapfrogged South African Ernie Els and American Steve Stricker on the rankings after he finished in a tie for eighth at the Wachovia Championship in North Carolina on the weekend. The week before Scott made a massive leap from world number 10 after sinking a monster 50-foot putt on the third play off hole to win the EDS Byron Nelson Championship from American Ryan Moore. Els and Stricker now follow Scott in fourth and fifth place with fellow aussie Geoff Ogilvy maintaining his position at world number six with Jim Furyk, K.J. Choi, Vijay Singh and Justin Rose, in order, rounding out the top 10. Robert Allenby was another mover on the rankings, jumping up seven places to world number 36 after finishing in outright fourth place with a final round 66 at the Wachovia Championship. There are currently 12 Australians in the Official World Golf Rankings Top 100. 3. Adam Scott 6. Geoff Ogilvy 17. Aaron Baddeley 26. Stuart Appleby 36. Robert Allenby 50. Nick O&aposHern 52. John Senden 57. Peter Lonard 63. Rod Pampling 65. Richard Green 67. Brendan Jones 94. Nathan Green