Golfing great says Adam Scott will usurp Tiger Woods as world number one

Australian player finishes off year strongly with another win on his home tour. Two-time major winner Greg Norman on Monday...

Australian player finishes off year strongly with another win on his home tour.

Two-time major winner Greg Norman on Monday tipped Adam Scott to topple Tiger Woods from the world number one spot after his fellow Australian’s second tournament win in a row.

Scott retained his Australian Masters title on Sunday after fending off a strong challenge from American Matt Kuchar for back-to-back victories after winning the Australian PGA the previous week.

The 33-year-old, who won his first major at this year’s Masters, is second in the world rankings and Norman is convinced he will take Woods’s crown.

“Loved coming home to see my friend Adam Scott cleaning up the #australia golf season,” Norman tweeted.

“So happy for and proud of him. #1 on the near horizon.”

The PGA of Australia said that if Scott continues his winning ways at this week’s World Cup at Royal Melbourne and next week’s Australian Open at Royal Sydney, he could go into 2014 with less than one point separating him from the once-untouchable Woods.

Before his Australian Masters win, he was three points adrift, with Woods on 12.26 and Scott on 9.25. World ranking points are accumulated over a two-year “rolling” period.

Norman is the only Australian to have made world number one. He was in top spot for a total of 331 weeks — behind only Woods’s 657 weeks.

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