PGA Tour

Golfers Who Played Second Fiddle

Just because Adam Scott is closing in on the World No. 1 ranking doesn't mean the Aussie will get there. We look back at the seven players who got to No. 2, but never reached golf's top spot since the Official World Golf Ranking was created in 1986.

March 2014
sandy lyle

Sandy Lyle

Year(s) at No. 2: 1988
Brush with No. 1: The 1988 Masters winner climbed as high as No. 2, but he never won another PGA Tour event. By the end of 1989, he was out of the top 10 for good.
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