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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
tiger woods, mark o'meara

Mark O'Meara

Year(s) at No. 2: 1998
Brush with No. 1: O'Meara won the Masters and British Open in 1998, but it was his victory at the 1998 Cisco World Match Play Championship in October that moved him to No. 2. However, he couldn't quite catch friend Tiger Woods. Instead, David Duval did, becoming No. 1 with a win at the Players in 1999 -- part of a torrid stretch of golf in which Duval won 11 times in 34 starts.
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