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Adam Scott plays as No. 1 for 1st time at Colonial

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm •  Published: May 21, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Adam Scott admittedly downplayed the world ranking the last few months. Now he's No. 1.

Scott says he might have been trying to take pressure of himself and think about playing golf. The Australian says that's what he needs to do now.

After a week at home in the Bahamas, Scott finally overtook injured Tiger Woods at the top. Scott plays as No. 1 for the first time when he tees off Thursday at the Colonial.

Scott is grouped for the first two days at Hogan's Alley with two-time Colonial champion Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker, No. 1 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings.

They will be right behind Matt Kuchar, No. 4 in the world ranking and the Colonial runner-up to Boo Weekley last year.