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post #1 of 39
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Adam Scott enters the week at #1 in the world

 

http://www.pgatour.com/tour-insider/2014/05/21/adam-scott-world-no-1-crowne-plaza.html

 

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Is Adam Scott the best player in the world?

A better way to put it is to ask who has been better during the last two years? Besides, someone has to be No. 1.

Sure, Tiger Woods had more wins last year with five (albeit none in a major). Jimmy Walker leads the FedExCup standings with three wins since October (again, none in a major). But when it comes to getting to No. 1, playing big in big tournaments is what gets rewarded.

Scott certainly did that on his way to replacing Tiger Woods atop the Official World Golf Rankings earlier this week -- even if he did it while sitting on the couch.

The Aussie won last year’s Masters, was third at The Open Championship and fifth at the PGA Championship. He also closed out 2013 with a pair of wins Down Under -- weaker fields, but with the added pressure of wanting to play well in a rare appearance in his home country.

Yes, Scott is 0-for-2014 in the wins department but hasn’t been without opportunity, most notably at Bay Hill and Augusta National, where opportunities slipped away on the weekend.

In seven starts on the PGA TOUR this year, Scott has three top 10s. His worst finish was a tie for 38th at THE PLAYERS Championship. Outside of that, he has just one finish outside the top 15.

The guy he replaced also hasn’t played a tournament in more than two months, and even before being sidelined by back surgery was off to the worst start of any season of his career.

"You want to do it playing well and getting good results,” Scott said recently of getting to No. 1. “But it's just the way our system is.”

post #2 of 39
Rickie Fowler is reaaally having a shitty day
post #3 of 39

Fowler ends up with a +10, 80.

 

No one has gone really low yet. 

post #4 of 39

Hunter got off to a good start, 3 under through 2..could be a good omen for him..

post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

Hunter got off to a good start, 3 under through 2..could be a good omen for him..

I hope so, been waiting patiently for him to break through. He's currently on my fantasy team bench for this week. 

post #6 of 39

I really don't understand the world rankings and disregard them for the most part.

 

Man, Dufner certainly has been showing a bad temper lately. The term "Dufnering" is soon going to be synonymous with throwing your club at your bag.

post #7 of 39

What happened to Rickie??

post #8 of 39

Hunter and D.J. tied at 5 under through 16....:dance:

post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by BENtSwing32 View Post
 

What happened to Rickie??

 

He sure needs gods help on that round. He had two triple bogey's. OUCH!!

 

Maybe he got a pinched nerve in his back when he and Bubba were flipping from their hotel rooms into the pool.

post #10 of 39

Adam (tied for 77).... - you need to pick up the pace here - you know, start your signature "last couple of rounds are great" thing sooner.  (It's still early, but Henrik is doing what he needs to do so far)

 

So Stenson (tied for 4th) will pass Scott and become No. 1 in the world if he wins and the Aussie doesn't.

-- Stenson finishes fourth and Scott is fifth or worse

-- Stenson finishes sixth and Scott is 10th or worse

-- Stenson finishes 12th and Scott is 20th or worse

-- Stenson finishes 15th and Scott is 30th or worse

-- Stenson finishes 17th and Scott is 40th or worse

-- Stenson finishes 19th and Scott is 50th or worse

-- Stenson finishes 29th and Scott is 53rd or worse (winning zero points)

 

 

I'm not sure where the same breakdown lies for Kuch (tied for 83), but it's likely similar?

post #11 of 39
I've never heard of this Brice Garnett guy; he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. Knowing how this season has gone, my guess is he'll win by six strokes.
post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by rehmwa View Post

Adam (tied for 77).... - you need to pick up the pace here - you know, start your signature "last couple of rounds are great" thing sooner.  (It's still early, but Henrik is doing what he needs to do so far)

So Stenson (tied for 4th) will pass Scott and become No. 1 in the world if he wins and the Aussie doesn't.
-- Stenson finishes fourth and Scott is fifth or worse
-- Stenson finishes sixth and Scott is 10th or worse
-- Stenson finishes 12th and Scott is 20th or worse
-- Stenson finishes 15th and Scott is 30th or worse
-- Stenson finishes 17th and Scott is 40th or worse
-- Stenson finishes 19th and Scott is 50th or worse
-- Stenson finishes 29th and Scott is 53rd or worse (winning zero points)


I'm not sure where the same breakdown lies for Kuch (tied for 83), but it's likely similar?
Yeah and Stenson's T3 right now at Wentworth, so i'd be surprised if he's not number one come monday

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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

I've never heard of this Brice Garnett guy; he doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. Knowing how this season has gone, my guess is he'll win by six strokes.
LOL, he doesnt even have a wikipedia page!?
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by RJH999 View Post


Yeah and Stenson's T3 right now at Wentworth, so i'd be surprised if he's not number one come monday

 

it's early yet

 

I like both these players (as well as) so there's no outcome here for #1 that I wouldn't cheer on

post #14 of 39

Apparently Kuchar can take World #1 if he wins and Scott finishes out of the top 3. GO KUCH!

post #15 of 39

Did not Scott recently marry a woman?  His poor play may be some kind of response to the rigors of the honeymoon life. Ya know what i mean? 

post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by joekelly View Post
 

Did not Scott recently marry a woman?  His poor play may be some kind of response to the rigors of the honeymoon life. Ya know what i mean? 

Weakens the knees ya know!

post #17 of 39

Mother of God. Another week with no namers in the lead. Brice Garnett, Chris Stroud, and Robert Streb 1-2-3. Wtf? You know its bad when Chris Stroud is the "big" name in that top 3. Here's hoping DJ somehow wins this so golf doesnt projectile vomit any longer.

post #18 of 39

Kevin Chappel on "59 watch".

 

-8 through 12. 

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