Williams cashes in

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Adam Scott’s four-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational not only moved him into the world’s top ten, it also landed his new caddie Stevie Williams a bigger payday than former employer Tiger Woods.

Scott’s cheque of $1.4 million gave Williams a far larger share than Woods’ $58,500 for finishing tied for 37th.

Woods has also dropped another two places to 30th in the latest world rankings - there are now 11 Americans ahead of him. Australian Scott moves from 17th to ninth, while it is an all-European top four with Rory McIlroy, sixth in Akron, moving above Steve Stricker.

German Martin Kaymer, who begins his defence of the USPGA Championship on Thursday at the Atlanta Athletic Club is third, Worksop’s Lee Westwood is second and England’s Luke Donald retains the top spot.