Adam Scott replaces Tiger Woods as world number one

Adam Scott in action on the 12th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 23, 2014
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Australian Adam Scott officially becomes the world number one golfer, replacing Tiger Woods, who held the spot for one year and three months.

Adam Scott has officially taken the top spot in the world golf rankings, replacing Tiger Woods.

The Australian has jumped to the number one slot after spending 38 weeks as second, behind Woods, who held the top ranking for 15 months.

This season the 33-year-old finished 14th at the Masters in Augusta and recorded a third-placed finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but Scott is yet to win a USPGA Tour event this year.

Chief executive of the PGA of Australia Brian Thorburn told their official website: "This is another outstanding achievement for Adam Scott. The Australian golfing community is very proud of Adam and we look forward to watching his progress throughout the year."

Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters last year.

Bubba Watson of the United States in action on the fourth hole during day three of the Masters on April 12, 2014
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