"Of course it’s a dream to be No. 1, but I think the process to get there is much bigger than just trying to be No. 1 or playing a tournament for ranking points,” he said following an opening-round 3-under 67 at the Sony Open. “I’m just going to play and focus and be ready for the big events.”
Playing his second tournament of the Hawaii Swing, Scott will shut it down after this week for the remainder of the West Coast Swing, deciding to skip the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and return at the Honda Classic instead.
All of which means he won’t get any closer to that No. 1 ranking anytime soon.
“I’m still trying to take the approach I’ve had from the last couple of years of trying to be prepared for the biggest events the best I possibly can be, and then it all kind of takes care of itself,” he explained. “It’s possibly attainable, if I keep stringing really good golf together here, but we’ll just have to wait and see. I think I’ll really only think about it that week, when it’s possible if I win and the points change that I would be there.”
As for whether he keeps track of the points and will calculate what he needs to make that jump at some point, Scott simply smiled and admitted, “I am not smart enough to figure it out.”