After plenty of fanfare, none of the four players who had a chance to overtake Tiger Woods for No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking will make it to the top spot after their performances in the Players Championship.
Adam Scott could have stayed in the Bahamas, watched the Players Championship from his couch, and moved to No. 1 in the world this week for the first time in his career. Perhaps he wishes he had chosen that option.
Vowing to handle his Masters victory better this time, Bubba Watson acknowledged Tuesday that the crush of attention and expectations that came after his 2012 win at Augusta National made it difficult for him to perform.