Adam Scott is still holding out hope that he will become the new world number one after a third round 69 at the Players Championship at Sawgrass.
Australian Scott only needs a top 16 finish to overtake Tiger Woods as number one, who is currently injured after back surgery.
After a three-under par round on Saturday, Scott climbed into the top 30 of the tournament to give him chance of the finish he needs on Sunday. It looked unrealistic after an opening round of 77, five-over par, on Thursday but now he has every chance to dislodge Woods.
Scott's second round represented a ten shot turnaround carding a 67 to make the cut by just one shot, and he has gone from five-over to three-under in just 36 holes.
Scott, who revealed on Friday he had married long-time girlfriend Marie Kojzar in secret last month, believes that he can card a good score on Sunday.
"If I can put a good round on it tomorrow and post something good, I think I can have a high finish," said Scott.
"I don't know, it depends on other guys, too. It's just not set in stone.
"So the goal tomorrow has got to be, depending upon conditions, to try and get to double digits (under par). It's possible.
"I'll be off fairly early probably again, and I'll try and sneak up there as high as I possibly can. You never know what's going to happen out here."
Remarkably, if Scott had given the Players Championship a miss this week he would have become world number one without hitting a ball if Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar had ordinary weeks.
But after competing in Florida, Scott will be hoping to make the top-16 finish that is needed.
Scott also revealed more details regarding his secret wedding which took place last month in the Bahamas.
"It was a week where we knew some people would be around that we wanted and we kept it a secret for a couple of months and then surprised them on the day," he added.
"We just said we were having a party, so come on over. So then they had no idea that it was going to happen. So that was the fun little game for me and Marie to play for a while, planning it and stuff.
"We haven't told anyone to keep it a secret since, but I think people didn't want to do the wrong thing by me. So I've got them right where I want them!"
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