Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is offering $8.00 for Adam Scott to wrestle back the world number one ranking off Rory McIlroy at this week’s USPGA – a week after the Northern Irishman knocked the Aussie off his perch.

To do that, Scott will need to either win the tournament, or finish top 20 and hope McIIroy misses the cut.

The pair are the two clear favourites to take out golf’s final major of the year with McIlroy the top pick at $6.00, and Scott $12.

“Aussie blokes were cheering when McIlroy split up with Caroline Wozniacki because they thought they were in with a shot but those cheers have turned to tears now that Rory’s single status has helped him get his game together and oust our Adam Scott,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Scott is the red hot $1.80 fancy to be the leading Australian but Marc Leishman ($5.50) and Jason Day ($6.00) have both been well supported by Sportsbet punters.

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$8.00 Adam Scott to regain number 1 ranking at USPGA

USPGA Winner

$6.00 Rory McIlroy

$12 Adam Scott

$19 Sergio Garcia

$19 Justin Rose

$23 Rickie Fowler

$26 Phil Mickelson

$26 Henrik Stenson

Top Australian Player

$1.80 Adam Scott

$5.50 Marc Leishman

$6.00 Jason Day

$11 Geoff Ogilvy

$13 John Senden

$21 Matt Jones

$26 Steven Bowditch

$67 Stuart Deane