I know for some Tiger is like Dick Cheney ...you either love him or hate him.
But just how good are you when you take time off for an injury ...then even more time off for a personal breakdown...and your STILL #1 in the world...
Wow that's sick stupid good.
from the World Golf Rankings:
Tiger Woods has been World Number One for the last 262 weeks and for a total of 604 weeks in his career but Phil Mickelson has closed the gap to just 0.55 average points. We can project Tiger Woods’ and Phil Mickelson's possible results at the US Open this week with the following outcomes.
Phil wins he’s the new number 1.
Phil is 2nd alone then he’s number 1 if Tiger is outside the Top 4.
Phil is 3rd alone then he’s number 1 if Tiger is outside the Top 18.
Lee Westwood has the World Number 2 spot within his sights but to achieve this he must win the US Open with Phil Mickelson finishing outside the Top 3.
The other players who have had official World Number 1 status in the 24 year history of the Ranking are BERNHARD LANGER (3 weeks), SEVE BALLESTEROS (61 weeks), GREG NORMAN (331 weeks), NICK FALDO (97 weeks), IAN WOOSNAM (50 weeks), FRED COUPLES (16 weeks), NICK PRICE (44 weeks), TOM LEHMAN (1 week), ERNIE ELS (9 weeks), DAVID DUVAL (15 weeks) and VIJAY SINGH (32 weeks)