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WGC Cadillac Championship: World No.1 dream a possibility for Adam Scott
He is closer than ever to achieving a lifelong dream of being the number one golfer in the world, and for Adam Scott there’s nothing he wants more this weekend.
Scott is currently ranked number two after playing extremely well over the past year, and the Australian has the opportunity to overhaul Tiger Woods as the world’s best golfer when the WGC Cadillac Championship kicks off at the weekend.
However, things are far from cut and dry for Scott. In order to finally stand atop the mountain he will need to win the event at Blue Monster in Doral, Florida, and then hope Woods fails for finish inside the top 10.
And there’s even the possibility that Woods won’t even tee off on Thursday as he is suffering from back spasms, the same issue which forced him off the field in the final round of the Honda Classic this past weekend. Should this happen again then Adam Scott could well be looking at his name atop the world’s best players list.
When asked about his back issues, Woods said: "I need treatment every day until Thursday to try to calm it down. We'll see how it is."
If Woods fails to recover in time then it will make Scott’s job a whole lot easier as he seeks to become the first Australian since Greg Norman to hold the top spot in the world rankings.
"I would love to be No.1. I think it can definitely happen and I think my game is not far from being No.1 in the world," said Scott.