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There’s parity in golf now. Is that good?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, April 25th, 2011
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods

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Is it better for golf to have dominant players like Tiger Woods or Greg Norman ranked #1 for weeks, months or years?  Or is it better to have what seemingly is a weekly change of the #1 ranked player in the world?  I remember the NFL and NBA wanted parity and they got it, for better or worse.   Haven’t decided myself just yet.

Lee Westwood reclaims #1

The only change in the top 15 world golf rankings are in the #1 and #2 spots.  Lee Westwood has moved up to #1 from #2, following his victory in the Indonesian Open on the Asian Tour.

Martin Kaymer moves to #2

Martin Kaymer moved from #1 to #2, after having the #1 position for eight weeks.

Top 10 in Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, April 25, 2011

Rank
Player
Pt.s
Avg.
Tot.
Pts.
# of
Evts.
1
Lee Westwood, Eng 7.65 359.70 47
2
Martin Kaymer, Deu 7.52 376.21 50
3
Luke Donald, Eng 7.37 383.49 52
4
Phil Mickelson, USA 6.52 293.40 45
5
Graeme McDowell, Nir 5.84 321.19 55
6
Tiger Woods, USA 5.72 228.61 40
7
Rory McIlroy, Nir 5.64 298.98 53
8
Paul Casey, Eng 5.59 245.97 44
9
Steve Stricker, USA 5.48 224.59 41
10
Matt Kuchar, USA 5.21 276.22 53

2 responses to “There’s parity in golf now. Is that good?”

  1. Russ says:

    I like today’s parity, of actually not knowing who’s going to win until the final shot! I also like first time winners getting their 2 year exemptions and an invite to the Masters. Who needs one guy gobbling them all up year after year?

  2. Chris says:

    I think it’s good for the sport, a lot of young guns are playing stellar golf and putting themselves in position to win tournaments. Very fun stuff to watch.

    Chris

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