Scott gets shot at Woods and number one at WGC-Cadillac

Wed Mar 5, 2014 12:42pm EST
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By Steve Keating

DORAL, Florida (Reuters) - Adam Scott has described his chance to claim golf's number one world ranking this weekend as the opportunity to realize a dream.

The Australian, currently ranked number two, achieved another lifelong goal last year when he captured his first major victory at the Masters, and now he has the chance to lead the rankings if he can win the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

If Scott wins the tournament and current world number one Tiger Woods finishes seventh or worse, the Australian will move to the top of the world rankings.

"It's impossible not to think about it," Scott told reporters on Wednesday. "It would be a dream come true to make it to that point."

Scott will be grouped with Woods and Sweden's world number three Henrik Stenson for the opening two rounds of what promises to be a mouth-watering battle.

Scott admitted the chance to reach the top of the rankings had provided him with extra-motivation as he attempts to become the second Australian, and the first since his childhood idol Greg Norman, to hold the honor.

"I'm very comfortable with where my game is at and certainly believe it's in a position where I can put myself in contention this week," he said.

"If I got there, the motivation to win would be that much more than just winning a trophy; but win a tournament and achieve the number ranking potentially with that, would be a great way to do it.   Continued...

Adam Scott hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports