Date: April 18, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Baker-Finch: Scott should aim for top spot

1991 British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch says newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott has every reason to aim for the World Number 1 ranking this year. Scott triumphed at Augusta National on Monday morning (AEST) to become Australia&aposs first Masters champion in history. “He should be thinking of No.1,” Baker-Finch told AAP&aposs Ben Everill. “I think he always had that belief, at least early on, that he could be No.1 but now he knows for sure he can. Once you win that first major you start thinking that way.” Scott&aposs win at Augusta carried him from seven to three on the world rankings – equalling his highest every career ranking and leaving him chasing the top two players in the world, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. “He&aposs fit and strong, he&aposs got a great technique, he&aposs got all the right attributes to continue on and be Australia&aposs next Greg Norman,” Baker-Finch said. “I definitely think he&aposs got the ability to beat five majors.” “There is no holding him back now.” Scott now takes a few weeks off before his next start at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in the second week of May. Scott won The Players Championship in 2004.