Adam Scott will become No. 1 in the world after the Byron Nelson

Adam Scott will become No. 1 in the world after the Byron Nelson
Adam Scott will become No. 1 in the world after the Byron Nelson

Life has been pretty friendly to Adam Scott, and it will continue on Monday when he becomes No. 1 in the world for the first time.

Scott, who isn't even playing this week at the Byron Nelson, will become the top ranked golfer in the world on Monday morning, surpassing Tiger Woods who had a serious command of that spot since he basically became a professional golfer (Woods has held the No. 1 position for 683 weeks over his career).

This accomplishment is coming just a week after Scott let the world know that he was officially off the market, getting married to his girlfriend Marie Kojzar in a private ceremony in the Bahamas the week after the Masters.

Now comes this accomplishment, meaning that he will join names like Woods, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples and fellow countryman Greg Norman as players who have had that top world ranking.

"I think it's a nice feather in the cap, probably," Scott said after his final round at the Players Championship. "I mean, if I was never world No. 1 when I'm this close, I'd be disappointed, but I'd also much rather win the U.S. Open and not be No. 1 at all this year. That's what it comes down to."

For Scott, now comes the always interesting battle to maintain the No. 1 ranking. We've seen Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy all try and take command of the top spot over the last few years, but getting to the top and staying there is going to be the hardest thing for Scott.

Still, this is a man that was once regarded as the guy with the picture-perfect golf swing that never lived up to his potential. Now, in 2014, he's a Masters champion and will be the top-ranked golfer in the world on Monday morning.

His first shot at a major championship as the No. 1 ranked player will be at Pinehurst in June, with the U.S. Open being the only major championship that Scott has never recorded a top-10.

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