Scott steps into Woods’ shoes as world No 1

Adam Scott sat out the HP Byron Nelson Championship but took the No 1 spot. Picture: Robert Perry

Adam Scott sat out the HP Byron Nelson Championship but took the No 1 spot. Picture: Robert Perry

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Adam Scott has replaced Tiger Woods at No 1 in the world golf rankings despite sitting out the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The Australian was certain to claim top spot regardless of the result in Texas, with Woods still absent following back surgery. Matt Kuchar could also have moved ahead of Woods but tied for seventh and had to settle for climbing to fourth spot in the rankings.

Latest world rankings: 1 Adam Scott 7.9936pts, 2 Tiger Woods 7.8495, 3 Henrik Stenson 7.7203, 4 Matt Kuchar 7.1229, 5 Bubba Watson 7.0429, 6 Jason Day 6.6067, 7 Sergio Garcia 6.2649, 8 Justin Rose 6.1097, 9 Jordan Spieth 6.0949, 10 Rory McIlroy 5.7644, 11 Phil Mickelson 5.7570, 12 Jim Furyk 5.4783, 13 Zach Johnson 5.3312, 14 Dustin Johnson 4.9370, 15 Graeme McDowell 4.2574, 16 Steve Stricker 4.2573, 17 Jimmy Walker 4.2071, 18 Charl Schwartzel 4.1899, 19 Luke Donald 4.0114, 20 Ian Poulter 3.9586. Also: 40 Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 2.72, 100 Russell Knox (Sco) 1.51

Tiger Woods’ 683 weeks as No 1: 
June 15, 1997: One week. July 6, 1997 to August 31, 1997: Nine weeks. January 11, 1998 to April 5, 1998: 13 weeks. May 10, 1998: One week. June 14, 1998 to March 21, 1999: 41 weeks. July 4, 1999 to August 1, 1999: Five weeks. August 15, 1999 to August 29, 2004: 264 weeks. March 6 to 13, 2005: Two weeks. April 10, 2005 to May 15, 2005: Six weeks. June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010: 281 weeks March 25, 2013 to May 18, 2014: 
60 weeks. Total: 683 weeks

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