Scott moves into top 10 in the world

Australia's Adam Scott holds his trophy as he celebrates his win in the WGC Bridgestone...

Australia's Adam Scott holds his trophy as he celebrates his win in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational PGA golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, August 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk)

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, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Adam Scott's four-shot win at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational vaulted the Australian into the top 10 in the world rankings heading into this week's PGA Championship.

Scott jumped eight spots to No. 9 and will look to ride the momentum to his first major championship with Tiger Woods' ex-caddie, Steve Williams. Williams was on the bag for 13 of Woods' 14 major championships, and he'll look to help bring the same success to the Australian.

The top three remained unchanged this week, with Luke Donald remaining in the top spot and followed by Lee Westwood and defending PGA Champion Martin Kaymer.

Rory McIlroy moved back into the fourth position after a week at No. 5, exchanging places with top American Steve Stricker, who is now fifth.

Phil Mickelson remained at No. 6, while Jason Day moved up a spot to seventh and Dustin Johnson slipped one position to eighth. After Scott is Nick Watney at No. 10.

Matt Kuchar remained No. 11 for another week, while Charl Schwartzel slipped two spots to No. 12. Several players moved down a spot to accommodate Scott's rise in the rankings, as Graeme McDowell is 13th and followed by K.J. Choi, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter.

Kyung-tae Kim moved up three spots to No. 18, David Toms rose seven to No. 19 and Robert Karlsson rounded out the top-20 with a two-spot drop.

Tiger Woods fell two positions in the rankings to No. 30 after his 37th place finish at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational. It was his first tournament since May, and he's playing for a second straight week at Atlanta Athletic Club.

08/08 14:22:34 ET


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