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Adam Scott Likely To Become No.1 In The World Despite Not Playing At The Byron Nelson

Adam Scott and Tiger WoodsThere have been 18 players ranked No.1 in the world since the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986.

It looks like we are on the verge of the 19th player, despite the fact that he will not even be teeing it up this week at the Byron Nelson Championship.

Adam Scott entered the PLAYERS Championship on Thursday needing just a tie for 16th place to leap in front of Tiger Woods as the No.1 player in the world. Scott recorded a T38 finish, well back of the finish he needed to assume the ranking. That however doesn’t appear to matter if the predictions are true.

Woods has not been able to play since undergoing back surgery at the beginning of April. He missed the Masters for the first time in his career, and was unable to defend his PLAYERS Championship victory from a year ago. Woods has been the No.1 player in the world for more weeks than any other player, and will get one more week before Scott likely assumes the throne.

There were four players in total who had the chance to the top of the golfing ladder at the PLAYERS Championship. They were Scott, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, and Henrik Stenson. Kuchar is the only player of the four teeing it up this week at the Byron Nelson Championship, but even with a win he wouldn’t take over the top spot this week.

A decade ago, it looked like Scott would eventually become the No.1 player in the world, or at the very least the biggest challenger to Woods. After years of underachieving, Scott is back on top and is one of the most consistent players in the world. That play resulted in a victory at the Masters in 2013, his first Major Championship win.

Scott has arguably the best swing in golf. It’s certainly the most appealing visually. It’s been the putting that has held Scott back. Of course, come next year he will not be able to use his current anchored putter. He has yet to change however.

Woods is still sidelined and likely won’t be back before the U.S. Open. The more likely scenario is a return for the British Open and PGA Championship. If he can’t return by then he likely wouldn’t qualify statistically for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Effectively, Woods’ season would be done.

Scott will likely carry the No.1 ranking into the U.S. Open from Pinehurst, where he will be tabbed as a favorite to win.

2013 Presidents Cup Preview; United States Picked To Win

2013 Presidents CupThe 10th Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday, as the best players from the United States take on the best International players that excludes Europe. No, it’s not a boycott against Europe, the U.S. and Europe have their own biennial¬†event that you might have heard of called the Ryder Cup.

But the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup take on very similar format, as team play is at the heart of the competition before getting going with singles matches on the final day. Continue reading

A Look Back At the 2013 PGA Tour Season

Henrik StensonThe 2013 PGA Tour season is in the books, capped off by the FedEx Cup championship won by Henrik Stenson, thanks to a win the Tour Championship. It was a great season for golf, which saw many of the game’s best rise to the occasion.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the Season. Continue reading

Tiger Woods Falls To No.2 In The FedEx Up Points Standings; Henrik Stenson New No.1

Tiger Woods has held the lead in the FedEx Cup points standings for the majority of the season, but the win by Henrik Stenson at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day vaulted him into the No.1 position.

The players get a week off to rest, as the field will go from 100 players down to 70 players for the BMW Championship starting on September 12.

Of course, all that players are trying to move towards is a position in the top-five for the Tour Championship. Continue reading

Adam Scott Wins The Barclays For First Win Since Masters; Tiger Injures Back

Adam ScottThere are several things to take away from the playing of the first FedEx Cup playoff event this past weekend at The Barclays. Obviously the first should be Adam Scott winning the event, getting his second victory of the season.

This win for Scott probably meant quite a bit, because while he has been in contention plenty since winning the Masters in April, he hasn’t been back in the winner’s circle. The victory is a nice complement to that Masters win in which he was moving on from the first Major championship win. Continue reading

2013 Major Championships In The Bag; Reflecting On The Year That Was

Jason DunferThe four Major Championships for the 2013 PGA Tour season are in the books, and for the fifth-straight year none of the winners include Tiger Woods.

Woods came in with high hopes to the PGA Championship at Oak Hill this past week, fresh off of dominating the WGC Bridgestone Invitational the week before that included a round of 61 on Friday. None of that momentum carried over into the PGA Championship though, as the No.1 ranked player in the world was never a factor. Continue reading

2013 U.S. Open Preview, Betting Odds And More

2013 U.S OpenIt’s one of the most exciting weeks of the year for golf fans, with the 2013 U.S. Open set to get underway from Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The USGA has the course ready to go, and the players are gathering on site ready to tackle the challenges that are sure to come their way all week long.

For bettors, a Major championship always comes out with more than a typical tournament we see on the PGA Tour. That means we can expect to see a bunch of different lines leading up to the start of the round on Thursday, all the way through the final round on Sunday. Continue reading

Our First First Half 2013 PGA Tour Player Of The Year: Adam Scott

Adam ScottWe have essentially reached the halfway point of the 2013 PGA Tour season, albeit only one Major Championship is in the books. There are still three Majors to be played, as well as the Players Championship, and the FedEx Cup playoffs. But January through all of April has provided golf fans with plenty of excitement.

Whether you like Tiger Woods or not, you have to understand that him winning again is good for the game of golf. Woods has won three times, and would have had a great chance at the Masters had it not been for that unfortunate penalty after hitting the flagstick and the subsequent drop. Continue reading

How Many Major Championships Will Adam Scott Win?

Adam ScottTen years ago when Adam Scott won the Players Championship at the age of 23, the world was put on notice that he was the next player to rival Tiger Woods. His swing was simply too perfect for there to be any outcome otherwise. But unfortunately for Scott, there were a few things that held him back.

On the golf course, it was his putting. Off the golf course, it was a lack of the necessary preparation. Continue reading

Adam Scott Wins 2013 Masters For First Major Championship Victory

Adam ScottGoing into the Masters this week, we all thought it would be tough to top the playoff from the 2012 Masters. Little did we know that Adam Scott was fully prepared to topple those memories with one of his own.

In a Masters that didn’t really take shape until the final few holes on Sunday, it came down to two men in a playoff for the second-straight year at Augusta National. Continue reading