26 Nov '14, 5pm

Adam Scott welcomes the challenge of taking back the No. 1 ranking from Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott welcomes the challenge of taking back the No. 1 ranking from Rory McIlroy

After waiting his entire career to reach world No. 1, Adam Scott spent only 11 weeks at the top before Rory McIlroy came along. Now it’s realistic to wonder whether the Australian will ever wrest back the title. “I welcome the challenge because these are the best years of my career,” Scott told reporters Wednesday, “and I’m going to have to get the best out of myself to beat a guy like that.” Scott rose to No. 1 on May 18, while not even playing. (He won the following week at Colonial.) Yes, he did so because of consistently excellent play over a two-year period, but it also helped that no player at the top could muster a challenge. Tiger Woods was hurt. Henrik Stenson had failed to match the success of his 2013 season. Matt Kuchar kicked away a few title chances. Heck, McIlroy was idling along at No. 10, and he thought his next chance to ascend to the top spot wouldn’t be...

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