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Canada's Stephen Ames vaulted 22 spots up to No. 49 in the world golf rankings, which were released Monday. ((Marc Serota/Getty Images) )

Stephen Ames has moved back into the top-50 in the world golf rankings after his victory at the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

The Calgary golfer vaulted 22 spots up to No. 49 in the rankings, which were released Monday.

Tiger Woods continues to hold the top spot while Mike Weir of Bright's Grove, Ont., is the top Canadian, in 34th.

Ames had tumbled to 71st in the world rankings prior to earning the fourth win of his PGA Tour career on Sunday. After a mediocre season, the 45-year-old was thrilled to get a victory in the final event of the year.

"This is like icing on the cake," said Ames. "The year was average. This just kind of adds up a little better, more to where I should be."