4 Aug 2014

McIlroy wins to go to No. 1

12:09 pm on 4 August 2014

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy replaced Australia's Adam Scott as the world's top ranked golfer after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

Norther Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

Norther Irish golfer Rory McIlroy. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 25-year-old took the world number one ranking for the fifth time, replacing Scott, who had held top honours for 11 weeks.

The British Open champion carded a 66 on Sunday to finish at 15-under-par 265 for a two-stroke victory over Spain's Sergio Garcia at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Scott tied for eighth at seven-under. He would have had to finish fifth or better to retain his top world ranking.