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Stuart Cink vaults up to 22nd in World Rankings

American Stewart Cink has climbed to a career-high 22nd in the world rankings after his playoff victory at the MCI Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday.

The 30-year-old completed the second biggest comeback in tour history with a closing seven-under-par 64 at Harbour Town Golf Links. He moves up 21 places in this week's rankings.

Cink edged out compatriot Ted Purdy with a birdie at the fifth extra hole to win the Hilton Head Island event for the second time.

Purdy, who had been bidding for his maiden PGA Tour title, rockets 188 spots to 179th in the world.

Triple major winner Ernie Els carded a final-round 69 to finish third at Harbour Town and remains third in the rankings.

In the only changes to the world's top 10, U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson edges above last year's winner Mike Weir at number five, with Canadian Weir slipping to six.

Neither Mickelson nor Weir played at Hilton Head last week.

Tiger Woods, who also skipped the MCI Heritage, stays at number one for a record 245th consecutive week, and a 315th week overall.

The 28-year-old American is now just 16 weeks short of Greg Norman's record of 331 weeks in top spot since the official rankings were introduced in 1986.

On the European Tour, Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez birdied two of the last three holes to win the inaugural Seville Open in Spain by two strokes on Sunday. He shoots up 45 spots to 69th in the world.

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