South African Tim Clark has risen from 153rd to 75th in the latest 2014 Official World Golf Ranking after his win at the RBC Canadian Open on the PGA Tour at the weekend.
Clark, started the final round three-shots adrift and this position remained unchanged after 10 holes at The Royal Montreal Golf Club.
The South African finished with a barrage of birdies to capture the 2014 RBC Canadian Open. Clark, carded sub-par figures at holes 11, 12, 15 and 17 to post a final-round 5-under 65.
This excellent play was good for a one-stroke victory over 3rd round leader, Jim Furyk of the USA.
The South African’s last victory came exactly 200 weeks ago, when he won the 2010 PLAYERS Championship.
Clark, climbs from No. 85 to No. 27 in the FedExCup standings.
Clark is no stranger to success in Canada having posted his first two professional victories on PGA TOUR Canada, winning both the 1998 New Brunswick Open and 1998 Canadian PGA Championship.
Clark’s Canuck connection also hit home as his wife Candice is also a Canadian.
Furyk, missed a birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff. The two-time former Canadian Open golf champion and RBC Ambassador had to settle for his third runner-up finish of the 2014 PGA Tour season.
Australian golfer, Adam Scott, remains in first position, followed by The Open Champion, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland.
The top-20 in the Official World Golf Ranking reads as follows.
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