Scott happy to see Tiger Woods back at British Open

GOLD COAST golfer Adam Scott has admitted he’s pleased to see Tiger Woods back at this week’s British Open.

But the Australian world No.1 says the American legend has his work cut out if he wants to reclaim golf’s top ranking.

“It’s good that he’s back playing,” Scott said ahead of the event at Royal Liverpool, starting on Thursday.


“He generates so much interest so I’m happy to see that.”

Woods has only played one competitive tournament, at the Congressional golf club in Maryland where he missed the cut, following back surgery in late March.

Scott capitalised on Woods’s absence to claim the No.1 ranking two months ago, becoming the first Australian to sit atop the world golf standings since Greg Norman.

“I’m sure when he (Woods) is back out here, getting back in the swing of it, he’ll be wanting to take back his spot back at the top,” Scott said.

“But there are a bunch of us who also want to be in that spot.

“So it’s going to be, I think, some really good golf in the upcoming months with a lot of big tournaments.

“We’ll see who wants it the most.”

“But one day it will be something that I’m very proud of.”