Players champion Matt Kuchar reckons anyone can now become the best golfer in the world - which is good for the game
The 33-year-old, coming off the greatest win of his career at TPC Sawgrass last week, is set to return to action at this week’s Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas.
Kuchar shot up 11 places to fifth in the world rankings on Monday, and realises it’s well within his reach to reach number one.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy holds the top spot ahead of England’s Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, followed by Americans Bubba Watson and Kuchar.
“I think it’s an exciting time in the game of golf right now in that there is the possibility to become that number one player in the world,” Kuchar said.
“For a long time it seemed like Tiger Woods had a stronghold on the position and that number two was the thing you had to play for.
“Even if Tiger Woods took a year off, it seemed like he would still hold that position. So it’s exciting to have movement at that number one shot, to have a shot at being the best.
“I think it’s one of the things we all strive for, to be the best of the best, to actually be number one in the world would be an honour.”