Is Tiger Woods No. 1 in the world? Maybe not after Doral
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Is Tiger Woods No. 1 in the world? Maybe not after Doral


Believe it or not, Tiger Woods might lose the No. 1 ranking this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Woods, who has not won since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2013, could lose the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking if the chips fall the right way for Adam Scott. Scott, ranked second, could usurp the No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career if he wins at the renovated TPC Blue Monster on Sunday and Woods finishes worse than sixth.

The defending champion this week, Woods has been No. 1 since taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational last year in Orlando on March 24. It was the second of five wins on the year.

Scott, the reigning Masters champion, also won The Barclays in August before heading to his native Australia to win the first two legs of their Triple Crown, a trio of the biggest golf events in Oz.

Greg Norman was the last (and only) Australian to be No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Norman ceded the ranking to Woods for the second time on Jan. 10, 1998, never regaining it.


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