Scott moves up to third in world rankings
15 April 2013, 19:36
Augusta - Adam Scott has climbed to a joint career-high No 3 in the world rankings following his dramatic Masters victory on Sunday.
Scott became the first Australian to win at Augusta after sinking a 15-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to clinch a playoff victory over Angel Cabrera.
He edged past the Argentine to claim the green jacket after the pair had finished locked together on nine-under-par 279 after four rounds.
The Australian rose from No 7 in the rankings to sit just behind Tiger Woods, who finished four shots off the pace at Augusta, and Rory McIlroy who rallied with a final round 69 to end 11 shots adrift.
Cabrera, a former Masters and US Open champion who had dropped down the rankings after struggling with health problems, rose from 269 to 64th after falling just short of clinching a third major title.