Updated: Monday, 26 May 2014 17:34 | By Agence France-Presse

Aussie golfer Scott holds on to top spot

Adam Scott's win in the Colonial tournament in Texas on Sunday has bolstered his hold on the world top ranking.


Aussie golfer Scott holds on to top spot

A file picture taken on May 9, 2014 shows Australia's Adam Scott hitting a tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of 'The Players' Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida - by Richard Heathcote

The Australian had been in danger of losing the position to Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who was competing in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth.

But after Stenson finished tied for seventh, Scott was left needing to place in the top 13 in Fort Worth to extend his stay at the top.

That he did in some style, defeating Jason Dufner in a playoff for his first title of the year.

Scott now has 8.94 points with Stenson in second on 7.79 points and Tiger Woods third on 7.65 points.

Former world number one Rory McIlroy improved to sixth place on the back of his win at Wentworth, his first title of the tear.

World Top 20 rankings

1. Adam Scott (AUS)              8.94

2. Henrik Stenson (SWE)          7.79

3. Tiger Woods (USA)             7.65

4. Matt Kuchar (USA)             7.03

5. Bubba Watson (USA)            6.97

6. Rory McIlroy (NIR)            6.92

7. Jason Day (AUS)               6.50

8. Sergio Garcia (ESP)           6.17

9. Justin Rose (ENG)             6.06

10. Jordan Spieth (USA)          6.00

11. Phil Mickelson (USA)         5.65

12. Jim Furyk (USA)              5.43

13. Zach Johnson (USA)           5.25

14. Dustin Johnson (USA)         4.84

15. Jason Dufner (USA)           4.50

16. Luke Donald (ENG)            4.38

17. Jimmy Walker (USA)           4.28

18. Graeme McDowell (NIR)        4.25

19. Steve Stricker (USA)         4.17

20 Charl Schwartzel (RSA)        4.11

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