|World number one, Lee Westwood
At home nursing a calf injury, Lee Westwood has found himself perched atop the world golf rankings. His form over the past two years has been better than Tiger Woods which means, according to the official world golf rankings, he is now the number one golfer in the world.
Tiger Woods’ reign of 281 weeks at the top has come to an end but do the rankings lie? Or do they even matter? Given Westwood is still yet to win a major, many golf fans still believe Woods is still the world’s best golfer but it is hard to argue with Westwood’s form particularly in the latter half of this year.
Woods will have an opportunity to regain top spot this week at the WGC HSBC Champions
event in Shanghai where not only is Westwood playing but all this year’s major winners.
1 Lee Westwood, Eng 8.29
2 Tiger Woods, USA 8.13
3 Martin Kaymer, Deu 7.98
4 Phil Mickelson, USA 7.83
5 Steve Stricker, USA 7.2
6 Jim Furyk, USA 7.09
7 Paul Casey, Eng 6.14
8 Luke Donald, Eng 5.7
9 Rory McIlroy, Nir 5.44
10 Graeme McDowell, Nir 5.43