OWGR: Scott set to pass Woods as No. 1

Adam Scott during the third round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Tiger Woods' No. 1 world ranking remained safe for another week as Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar all failed to finish as high as they needed to to supplant Woods as the leader in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Scott, however, will pass Woods after this week, even though neither is playing, the Associated Press reported. It will be the first time the Australian has been ranked No. 1 in the world.

As for Players Championship winner Martin Kaymer, the German improved from 61st to 28th. The former World No. 1 ended 2013 ranked 39th. Jim Furyk, the runner-up at TPC Sawgrass, rose two spots to No. 12.

Phil Mickelson, who missed the cut at the Players, fell out of the top 10 for the first time since May 2013, dropping to 11th.

Here's how the top 25 looks:

  • 1. Tiger Woods, 8.05
  • 2. Adam Scott, 7.95
  • 3. Henrik Stenson, 7.83
  • 4. Bubba Watson, 7.12
  • 5. Matt Kuchar, 7.08
  • 6. Jason Day, 6.69
  • 7. Sergio Garcia, 6.36
  • 8. Jordan Spieth, 6.26
  • 9. Justin Rose, 6.11
  • 10. Rory McIlroy, 5.89
  • 11. Phil Mickelson, 5.75
  • 12. Jim Furyk, 5.55
  • 13. Zach Johnson, 5.41
  • 14. Dustin Johnson, 4.99
  • 15. Steve Stricker, 4.35
  • 16. Graeme McDowell, 4.26
  • 17. Jimmy Walker, 4.24
  • 18. Charl Schwartzel, 4.18
  • 19. Luke Donald, 4.09
  • 20. Jason Dufner, 4.02
  • 21. Keegan Bradley, 3.98
  • 22. Ian Poulter, 3.96
  • 23. Victor Dubuisson, 3.93
  • 24. Patrick Reed, 3.81
  • 25. Hideki Matsuyama, 3.78

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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