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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.

This Week Last week End 2013 Ctry Name Avg Points Total Points Events Played(Divisor) Points Lost Points Gained Events Played(Actual)
1 1 2 AUS Adam Scott 9.2411 378.88 41 -176.81 162.26 41
2 8 6 NIR Rory McIlroy 8.1627 408.13 50 -197.73 287.42 50
3 2 3 SWE Henrik Stenson 7.8123 406.24 52 -177.45 106.34 58
4 3 4 ENG Justin Rose 7.3406 374.37 51 -180.62 182.49 51
5 9 10 SPA Sergio Garcia 7.0504 345.47 49 -125.96 206.13 49
6 4 28 USA Bubba Watson 6.8048 319.83 47 -106.11 263.61 47
7 5 7 USA Matt Kuchar 6.6551 346.07 52 -154.18 180.53 54
8 6 11 AUS Jason Day 6.3971 255.88 40 -101.63 124.86 40
9 7 1 USA Tiger Woods 6.2302 249.21 40 -236.85 6.57 33
10 11 19 USA Jim Furyk 6.0221 277.02 46 -110.36 169.18 46
11 10 22 USA Jordan Spieth 5.7884 277.85 48 -70.78 182.57 48
12 12 39 GER Martin Kaymer 5.4309 282.40 52 -67.75 209.53 57
13 13 5 USA Phil Mickelson 5.2317 251.12 48 -163.46 68.66 48
14 14 9 USA Zach Johnson 5.0852 264.43 52 -136.22 117.48 53
15 16 16 USA Dustin Johnson 5.0009 250.05 50 -117.75 137.25 50
16 17 14 NIR Graeme McDowell 4.8311 231.89 48 -132.74 104.32 48
17 15 23 JAP Hideki Matsuyama 4.7976 206.30 43 -62.69 113.96 43
18 25 40 USA Rickie Fowler 4.6643 242.54 52 -73.28 182.69 52
19 18 47 USA Jimmy Walker 4.1990 218.35 52 -71.78 161.31 55
20 19 8 USA Steve Stricker 4.0518 162.07 40 -109.44 42.57 30

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