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Adam Scott moves up to 12th in World Rankings

Australia's Adam Scott has climbed to a career-high 12th in the world following his one-shot victory at The Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who clinched his second PGA Tour title despite bogeying the final hole at the TPC at Sawgrass, moved up six places in this week's rankings.

Scott, who had led by two playing the last before hitting his six-iron approach into water, had to sink a 10-foot putt to scramble his win, finishing with a closing two-under-par 70.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who scorched round the back nine in six-under-par 30, had to settle for second place after a final-round 66 but returns to the world's top 10 at eight. He is the only European in the top 10.

The 32-year-old Irishman leapfrogs Australian Stuart Appleby and Phil Mickelson, who slip to nine and 10 respectively.

There are no other changes in the world's top 10, with Tiger Woods staying at number one for a record 242nd consecutive week -- a 312th week overall.

The 28-year-old American, who failed to mount a last-day challenge at Sawgrass on his way to a tie for 16th on 285, is now just 19 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, Sweden's Christopher Hanell came from four strokes behind to win the Madeira Island Open by one shot on Sunday. He rockets 313 spots to 210th in the world.

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