Adam Scott achieves world number one status

Without even hitting a golf ball at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Adam Scott has reached the top of the world rankings, a spot which he has dreamed of his entire career.

There were of course none of the bells and whistles which often come with achieving such enormous feats as his world number one spot was confirmed due to the fact Tiger Woods remains at home while still working on his fitness following back surgery.

A statement from Tiger Woods has also cast doubt on his chances of partaking in the US Open next month, in which he said: "As of right now I can chip and putt but that's it.

"We're just going to take it slowly. I don't know how many more weeks I'm going to be at this pace, but at least I have something.

"As far as full swings and that timetable of where I'm playing, I don't know. Once I get to the point where I can start playing and start ramping things up is generally when I start getting antsy about getting out there."