Adam Scott will be world number one on Monday

Adam Scott won’t play a shot this weekend but will be the world number one on Monday.

List of #1 ranked golfers: weeks and majors

Player
Tiger Woods
Greg Norman
Nick Faldo
Seve Ballesteros
Luke Donald
Ian Woosnam
Nick Price
Rory McIlroy
Vijay Singh
Lee Westwood
Fred Couples
David Duval
Ernie Els
Martin Kaymer
Bernhard Langer
Tom Lehman
Adam Scott
Total weeks
683
331
97
61
56
50
44
39
32
22
16
15
9
8
3
1
1
Total Majors
14
2
6
5
0
1
3
2
3
0
1
1
4
1
2
1
1

Adam Scott will become the world’s number one ranked golfer on Monday, becoming only the second Australian to ever top the rankings.

Greg Norman held the number one position in the rankings for a total of 331 weeks between 1986 and 1997. Scott is not playing this week but will take over from Tiger Woods on Monday without hitting a shot.

The injured Tiger Woods had not played a tournament for more than six-weeks and will relinquish the number one spot to Scott courtesy of a quirk in the rankings system which is based on a 2-year rolling cycle.

Scott will be come the 17th golfer to climb to the top of the world golf rankings since the introduction of the official rankings in 1986.

2 thoughts on “Adam Scott will be world number one on Monday

  • May 16, 2014 at 20:59
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    I wouldn’t call the two year rolling cycle a “quirk”. If it was just based on total cumulative points then Woods may continue to be world number one after he retires, which doesn’t make any sense at all.

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  • May 18, 2014 at 21:40
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    Fair call K. You’re right. Badly worded.

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