Scott number one by the Masters?

Adam Scott will not surpass Tiger Woods as the world number one even if he wins this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational but if he was to convert his three shot 54 hole lead at Bay Hill Club and Lodge into victory he would close within .178 of a point of Woods

If neither he or Woods plays the Texas or Houston Opens over the next two weeks (and neither has entered next week's Texas Open in San Antonio) then Scott would become the world number one at the completion of the Houston Open and heading into the Masters.

First of course Scott needs to finish off what has been a great week at Bay Hill in his first visit there since missing the cut in 2009.

Scott leads by three shots over Keegan Bradley in Orlando, Bradley gaining five shots on the Australian with a third round of 66 while Scott could only muster a round of 1 under par 71.

Aaron Baddeley is the next best of the Australians in 12th position as this week's event enters the final round.

Bruce Young
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