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Adam Scott tops world rankings
Despite sitting out the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Adam Scott was still bestowed as Tiger Woods’ replacement atop the world rankings, finally realising his dream of reaching number one.
The Australian was guaranteed to become world number one regardless of the result in Texas as Tiger Woods is still out of action as he battles to regain fitness following back surgery.
And Woods has given a very clear indication that he will also be absent from next month’s US Open. He said: "As of right now I can chip and putt but that's it.
"We're just going to take it slowly. I don't know how many more weeks I'm going to be at this pace, but at least I have something.
"As far as full swings and that timetable of where I'm playing, I don't know. Once I get to the point where I can start playing and start ramping things up is generally when I start getting antsy about getting out there."