Adam Scott is searching for his first victory of the year when he plays in this week's Players Championship in Florida.

The Australian hasn't won since November last year but has a chance of becoming world number one with a good performance at TPC Sawgrass.

Scott's last success nine months ago came in America but is feeling positive ahead of the tournament many call 'The Fifth Major.'

"I'm here to win golf tournaments. That's been the goal and from that you can get to No 1 in the world if you win enough, often enough," he told reporters.

"I've had a couple of good chances this year already and haven't been able to pull it off, not because it's been weighing on my mind but I just wasn't sharp enough playing the last couple of rounds at a few events."

Scott, who is current world number two behind Tiger Woods, won this tournament 10 years ago and will overtake him with a repeat performance. But the 33-year old admits he hasn't given it too much thought.

Scott said: "I haven't been thinking about that much."

But Scott is excited to return to Sawgrass and believes that he's got a great opportunity to win his second Players Championship.

"I love coming back here. I was just a kid when I won in 2004 and I didn't know how hard the game was.

"I've been playing some good golf and not getting the results I wanted, so here's a great chance for me to get back up in contention again and hopefully pull off a win," he said.

The world ranking system has come under criticism recently with many players questioning the logistics of it. This week US Masters champion Bubba Watson, who could also become world number one with victory at Sawgrass, admitted he feels the system is wrong.

"Phil Mickelson, who is arguably top-five best of all time, has never been No 1 which shows me the rankings are kind of messed up so it won't ruin my life or my career if I never get there," Watson said.

However, Scott is pleased with the system and feels that it's always to be tough to make it perfect.

"It's a very hard system to perfect. With tours all around the world, people playing everywhere and awarding fair points for everything, I think they have come up with the best system they possibly can and they have been fairly accurate over the years," Scott said.

"Of course there's always the odd one that doesn't quite make sense, and potentially this week, if I sit at home and watch everyone, I might end up No 1 That's a bit odd but it's a complicated system."

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