The 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott, of Australia, waves to a crowd during a trophy presentation for the "Drive, Chip and Putt" contest at Augusta National on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Rainier Ehrhardt) (The Associated Press)
FILE - In this April 13, 1997, file photo, Masters champion Tiger Woods receives his green jacket from the previous year's winner Nick Faldo, rear, at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in his career after having surgery on his back. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday, March 31, 2014, in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) (The Associated Press)
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Three players at the Masters have a chance to replace Tiger Woods as No. 1 in the world.
Masters champion Adam Scott, who squandered a great shot at being No. 1 when he lost a three-shot lead at Bay Hill, would need to finish in a two-way tie for third this week at Augusta National.
Henrik Stenson (No. 3) would need at least a two-way tie for second at the Masters to become the first Swedish play at No. 1 in the world.
Jason Day (No. 4) would have to win the Masters to have any shot at being No. 1.
Woods is not playing the Masters for the first time in his career because of back surgery that will keep him out of golf until the summer.