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Adam Scott could realise lifelong dream this weekend

Not since Greg Norman has there been an Australian world no.1 golfer, but if things play out right for Adam Scott at the WGC Cadillac Championship this weekend then the history books will need some altering.

It has long since been a lifelong dream of Scott’s to finally proclaim himself the best in the world, and while sitting second behind arguably the greatest ever player in Tiger Woods is a great place to be, he would love to clinch the top spot at least once in his career.

So how can Adam Scott achieve this goal? Well for starters he will need to win the event at Blue Monster in Doral, Florida, and then hope that Woods fails to score high enough that he doesn’t make a top-10 finish. There’s also the very possible scenario that Woods won’t play at all after he hauled himself off the field in the final round of the Honda Classic last weekend citing back spasms as his reason.

Woods was upbeat after the withdrawal, but fell short of guaranteeing he’d be fit and ready for the weekend’s clash in Florida. He said: "I need treatment every day until Thursday to try to calm it down. We'll see how it is."

Tiger failing to recover in time for the event will make Scott’s job a world easier. There will need to be no complacency from the Aussie, though, if he hopes to topple the mighty Woods and claim top spot this year.

In a snippet of what Adam Scott said when asked about his love affair with being world no.1, he explained: "I would love to be No.1. I think it can definitely happen and I think my game is not far from being No.1 in the world."