McIlroy on Scott's heels in OWGR

By winning the British Open, Rory McIlroy moved to No. 2 in OWGR behind Adam Scott (shown here during last month's U.S. Open).

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PosNameTodayThruScore
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T2Jim Furyk-1F-8
T2Rory McIlroy+1F-8
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Winning a major comes with plenty of accolades. For Rory McIlroy after the 2014 British Open, it also vaults him to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

By gaining six spots, McIlroy made the biggest leap in the top 15 of the OWGR with his victory at Royal Liverpool. Runner-up Rickie Fowler gained even more spots, rising seven spots from 25th to 18th. Sergio Garcia rose four spots from ninth to fifth.

Tiger Woods had possibly the most notable drop, his 69th-place finish in Hoylake dropping him from seventh to ninth. His Sunday playing partner, Jason Dufner, and Luke Donald dropped four spots each to 25th and 24th respectively.

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The top 25 players in the OWGR through the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, as of July 21, with total points and events played:

  1. Adam Scott . . . 378.88/41
  2. Rory McIlroy . . . 408.13/50
  3. Henrik Stenson . . . 406.24/52
  4. Justin Rose . . . 374.37/51
  5. Sergio Garcia . . . 345.47/49
  6. Bubba Watson . . . 319.83/47
  7. Matt Kuchar . . . 346.07/52
  8. Jason Day . . . 255.88/40
  9. Tiger Woods . . . 249.21/40
  10. Jim Furyk . . . 277.02/46
  11. Jordan Spieth . . . 277.85/48
  12. Martin Kaymer . . . 282.40/52
  13. Phil Mickelson . . . 251.12/48
  14. Zach Johnson . . . 264.43/52
  15. Dustin Johnson . . . 250.05/50
  16. Graeme McDowell . . . 231.89/48
  17. Hideki Matsuyama . . . 206.30/43
  18. Rickie Fowler . . . 242.54/52
  19. Jimmy Walker . . . 218.35/52
  20. Steve Stricker . . . 162.07/40
  21. Victor Dubuisson . . . 171.96/43
  22. Charl Schwartzel . . . 207.53/52
  23. Keegan Bradley . . . 204.47/52
  24. Luke Donald . . . 196.43/50
  25. Jason Dufner . . . 201.05/52
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