Four players eyeing Scott's No. 1 ranking at Hoylake


HOYLAKE, England – It’s been two months since Adam Scott overtook Tiger Woods atop the Official World Golf Ranking and as the Australian explained on Tuesday at Royal Liverpool he is in no rush to abdicate his newfound throne.

“I've enjoyed the last couple of months immensely. I think it's been such a process to get to this childhood dream and achieve it that I've tried hard to keep myself there for a little bit,” Scott said.

While Scott may be keen to stay there, there is no shortage of scenarios that would wrest the title away from him.

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Henrik Stenson would have the easiest path to No. 1. The Swede needs to win the claret jug and have Scott finish outside the top 3, and Stenson can also claim the top spot with a solo second-place finish if Scott finishes outside the top 18.

Justin Rose (win and Scott finishes outside top 6), Bubba Watson (win and Scott outside top 15) and Jason Day (win and Scott outside top 22) could also overtake the Australian this week.

Tiger Woods cannot retake the top spot, even with a victory.