Scott to become World No.1 without playing

Australian to rise to World No.1 for first time in career without even striking a ball

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 15 May 2014
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ADAM SCOTT will rise to World No.1 for the first time in his career on Sunday night, and he'll do it with his feet up on the sofa.

Regardless of what transpires at the Byron Nelson this week, the highest-ranked player in the field at No.4, Matt Kuchar, would need 53 points to surpass Scott this week and last year the winner of the event only received 40 points.

Kuchar would, however, topple Woods for the No.2 spot with a win on Sunday evening.

Scott had the chance to reach the summit last week with a top-16 finish but could only muster a tie for 38th.

However the 33-year-old Australian will finally follow in the footsteps of his compatriot Greg Norman when the latest rankings are released on Monday.

It will mark the 12th time a player has moved to World No.1 despite not actually playing.

 

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