Scott takes top ranking from Tiger

Australian Adam Scott woke up Monday as the new No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking without hitting a shot last week.

Scott passed the injury Tiger Woods into the top spot.

Since capturing the 2012 Masters, Scott has eight Top 3s including a T-3 at the Open Championships. He has three victories in that time frame including The Barclays — in the FedEx Cup Playoffs — the Australian PGA Championship and Talisker Masters. This best effort in 2014 was a T-3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai champion Henrik Stenson remains third in the world rankings followed by Matt Kuchar (up a spot from last week) and Bubba Watson.

Jason Day, the WGC-Match Play winner, is No. 6 followed by Sergio Garcia, U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy at No. 10.

Scott plays in Texas this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Stenson, competing on the European Tour this week at the BMW PGA Championship, has a great shot to leap both Tiger and Scott into the No. 1 spot.

Kuchar would need a victory at Colonial and some help to move into the top ranking this week.

Other Golf News:

  • The PGA Tour stays in Texas this week for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Boo Weekley is the defending champion.
  • The European Tour hosts its flagship event this week — the BMW PGA Championship. Matteo Manassero won the title a year ago in a playoff on the fourth extra hole.
  • Kenny Perry guns for his fourth straight major championship on the Champions Tour this week as the senior circuit visits Michigan for the Senior PGA Championship.