Scott will be No. 1 after Nelson; Kaymer now 28th


The Official World Golf Ranking calculator will take care of what Adam Scott could not over the past few months.

The Australian will rise to No. 1 in the world after this week’s Byron Nelson Championship – regardless of what transpires in Irving, Texas.

Scott controlled his own destiny and had chances to overtake Woods at No. 1 at Doral, Bay Hill, Augusta and TPC Sawgrass, but each time he came up short. If Scott’s divisor didn’t drop from 42 to 41 after this week, his world ranking would still be lower than Woods’.

According to Golf Channel world-rankings guru Alan Robison, No. 4 Matt Kuchar would need 53 points to pass Scott this week. Last year, the winner of the Nelson received only 40 points.

As for the post-Players OWGR report, winner Martin Kaymer soared from No. 61 to No. 28. The former world No. 1 (for eight weeks, in 2011) ended last year at No. 39 in the rankings. Runner-up Jim Furyk climbed two more spots, to No. 12, while Sergio Garcia (solo third) and Jordan Spieth (T-4) flip-flopped the Nos. 7 and 8 spots.

After another missed cut, Phil Mickelson dropped out of the top 10 in the world. Now No. 11, it is his first time outside the top 10 since last March.

Here is the top 20 in the world heading into the Byron Nelson Championship. Click here for full rankings.

1. Tiger Woods

2. Adam Scott

3. Henrik Stenson

4. Bubba Watson

5. Matt Kuchar

6. Jason Day

7. Sergio Garcia

8. Jordan Spieth

9. Justin Rose

10. Rory McIlroy

11. Phil Mickelson

12. Jim Furyk

13. Zach Johnson

14. Dustin Johnson

15. Steve Stricker

16. Graeme McDowell

17. Jimmy Walker

18. Charl Schwartzel

19. Luke Donald

20. Jason Dufner