More entertaining all week has been the obvious lack of any real concern about ascending to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking. Scott seemed genuinely surprised Wednesday when it was mentioned to him that he could have skipped the week and ascended to the top spot. Nor did the chance to surpass Tiger Woods seem to get his juices flowing either.
But after a third-round 69 left him at three under and T-28 with the leaders still on the course, Scott was asked about being No. 1 again and diplomatically answered that he's focused on shooting a low score, getting in the clubhouse at a low number and seeing what the players in front of him do. Then Scott was asked if he would scoreboard watch to see where he stood in the almighty race to a top-16 finish, which would make him No. 1 for the first time in his career.
"No," he replied, "because like I said I ... know there are other guys who could threaten it, so I'm not going to study leader boards just to do some math on rankings. I'm just going to play and see what happens."