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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
Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Year(s) at No. 2: 2013-present
Brush with No. 1: Scott looked like he'd be the No. 1 player in the world heading into the 2014 Masters when he took a commanding seven-shot lead through 36 holes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A final-round 76 kept him from the win and the top spot, though he'll have another great chance when he defends his title at Augusta National.
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