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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.

Does Rory’s Win In Australia Spell A Comeback For 2014?

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy won for the first time in 2013 this past week, capturing the Australian Open over home-favorite Adam Scott. McIlroy made a birdie on the 72nd hole to procure a one-shot victory. The win had to mean quite a bit to McIlroy, who had been struggling the entire year to get back to winning form.

The victory moved McIlroy up to No.6 in the world golf rankings. While still a far cry from the top-spot he held at the start of 2013, it’s a step in the right direction after failing to win on the PGA tour the entire season. Continue reading

Tiger Woods Back To No.1 In The World After 29 Month Absence

Tiger WoodsAt one point over the last 29 months, Tiger Woods fell all the way down outside of the top-50 in the World Golf Rankings. But on Monday, after his eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods regained the top spot for the first time in more than two years.

Woods has now won three of his five total starts in 2013, and will next play at the Masters in the second week of April. Continue reading

With The Masters Just One Month Away, It’s Time To Look Ahead And See Who To Watch For

The MastersIt’s the most recognizable venue in all of golf, and perhaps one of the most recognizable in the world of sports. Every year, the greatest in golf come to compete in the first Major championship of the year in Augusta, Georgia.

The 2013 Masters is right around the corner, as the first Major championship of the 2013 season. Play will begin on Thursday, April 11 and run through Sunday, April 14.

Bubba Watson will be the defending champion, defeating Louis Oosthuizen on the second playoff hole to capture the green jacket and his first Major victory. Continue reading

Brandt Snedeker Is The Player To Watch In 2013

Brandt SnedekerWe’d like to take a bit of credit for jumping on the Brandt Snedeker bandwagon even before he won this past week at Pebble Beach, or prior to his second runner-up finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Sure, Snedeker won the 2012 FedEx Cup, but even that win didn’t seem to put him on the map in terms of the top players in the game. Continue reading

Brandt Snedeker Moves To No.4 In The World With Win At Pebble Beach

Brandt SnedekerBrandt Snedeker has already racked up two second place finishes and a third in just four tournaments on the 2013 PGA Tour circuit. And those runner-up finishes came in consecutive weeks leading up to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.

Now, you can call him a winner this season. Continue reading

Six Of Top-10 Players Coming Into 2013 Without A Major Championship Win

Major Championship TrophiesWe all know that the standard a player is measured against are the performances they make in big tournaments. That means Major Championships.

Of the Top-10 players in the world coming into 2013, six of them have yet to win that elusive first Major Championship of their careers.

Will this be the season that one of them does? Continue reading

WGC Bridgestone Invitational Betting Odds

Tiger Woods returns to the course this week, to a tournament that he has historically dominated. But Woods is coming off of yet another disappointing weekend at a Major championship. It certainly wasn’t as disappointing for him as it was for Adam Scott, who also returns to the golf course this week after last blowing a four-shot lead over the final four holes at the British Open.

Scott’s mental state will definitely be revealed this week at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. It was hard to watch Scott wilt over the final four holes on Sunday a couple of weeks ago, as he was trying to win his first Major Championship. Continue reading

Rory McIlroy Wins Honda Classic And Moves To No.1 In The World

For those of you who watched the Honda Classic final round on Sunday, you were treated to something special.

We saw Rory McIlroy win the event and ascend to the No.1 ranking in the world, but at the same time a familiar figure roared loudly during the final round, nearly coming from nine-shots to win the event.

Tiger Woods stormed through Sunday with a final round 8-under 62, his lowest ever final round in his career. Continue reading

Rory McIlroy Takes Control Of Honda Classic, Can Move To No.1 In The World With Win

Rory McIlroy is showing us why we would like to see more of him in the United States in 2012.

The second-ranked player in the world has a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Honda Classic on Sunday, after putting together a 4-under par round of 66 in the third round, capping it off with a nice sandy on No.18 for birdie. Continue reading