Scott jumps Mickelson for world number two

Adam Scott has climbed to a career high of number two in the world after his stunning Barclays Championship victory in New Jersey at the weekend.

The Australian jumped Phil Mickelson while former World No. 1 Rory McIlroy finds himself back at No. 4 and in danger of losing that place to fellow US Open champion, Justin Rose who is No. 5 and less than half a point behind the Northern Irishman.

Adam Scott Adam Scott (Credit: Anthony Powter)

One of the biggest movers was American Gary Woodland who finished tied second in the Barclays and moved from 153rd in the world to inside the top-100 at 98th.

Another big mover was Australia’s Brad Kennedy after winning for a second time on the Japan Tour in capturing the Kansai Open and jumping 63 spots to the new World No. 158.

New Johnnie Walker Championship winner Tommy Fleetwood is the new World No. 162 and a jump of 115 places while Argentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez, who finished joint runner-up in Scotland has moved from 352 to 244, and fellow Gleneagles runner-up Stephen Gallacher is up 10 spots to World No. 64.