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Adam Scott climbing back up the ranking; Lee Westwood up to no. 3
May 17, 2010

Adam Scott claimed his first PGA Tour title since 2008 with victory in the Valero Texas Open, after Friday's play was washed out due to heavy rain and a tornado warning, leaving 36 holes to be played on the final day. Scott responded superbly with rounds of 66 and 67 to post a total of 14 under par and one-shot winning margin from Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson. The win takes Scott up seven places in the Official World Golf Ranking to 36th.

Sweden's Peter Hanson overcame a one-shot penalty for a double hit to win the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca at Pula, his third European Tour title in a play-off with Spain's Alejandro Canizares. Birdie putts of 12 and 30 feet at the 15th and 17th brought him level, he saved par from a bunker at the last and then won when Canizares failed to get up and down from the same trap on the first extra hole. Hanson breaks back into the world top 50 in 45th place and will gain exemption from the US Open if he can stay in the world top 50 for one more week.

Toru Taniguchi secured his 16th career win when he claimed the Japan PGA Championship in Nagaskai. It was Taniguchi’s first victory in this event and he adds this title to his two Japan Open Championships. Taniguchi jumps 55 places to world number 85.

Justin Hicks won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on the Nationwide Tour and climbs to world number 342.

England's Lee Westwood has risen to a career-high third in the weekly recalculation of the two year rolling Ranking, moving above Steve Stricker, although neither player was in action last week.


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