8 Jul 2010

Mickelson could claim number one spot

8:07 am on 8 July 2010

Phil Mickelson is on the verge of deposing Tiger Woods as the world's number one golfer but the American is more interested in sharpening his driving before the start of next week's British Open.

Mickelson could overtake Woods, who is taking this week off to be with his children, even if he finishes second at this week's Scottish Open but the four-times major winner does not want to get side-tracked by the ranking scenario.

Mickelson pulled out of last year's British Open at Turnberry to be with his wife and mother who were both suffering from cancer but he is now determined to make up for lost time.