Scott, Rory, Mickelson earn rankings bump

Although failing to close out the 54-hole lead at the World Golf Championship-Aerial shotCadillac Championships at Trump National Doral, Rory McIlroy moved up one spot to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Rory replaced Jason Day in the No. 2 spot — both trailing Jordan Spieth.

Adam Scott’s 13th career PGA Tour victory — and second straight victory in as many weeks on the Florida Swing — moved the Aussie up to 6th in the world rankings. Bubba Watson, who finished with another Top 3 effort at Trump National is still 4th in the world followed by Rickie Fowler.

Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed round out the Top 10 this week. Phil Mickelson ended up 5th at Doral and climbed up to No. 17 cracking the Top 20.

Other Golf News:

  • LPGAtour logoNEWHa Na Jang’s victory at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore was her second title this season and moved her to up five places to No. 5 in the Rolex Rankings. Lydia Ko leads the rankings followed by Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Stacy Lewis.
  • The Florida Swing moves to Palm Harbor this week for the Valspar championship, where Spieth is defending champion. Spieth won the title in a PGA TOURplayoff over Sean O’Hair and Reed for his second career triumph and then spring-boarded him on to capture two majors and the FedEx Cup title.
  • The LPGA Tour is idle this week as players travel. The schedule resumes next week in Phoenix for the Founders Cup.