Tiger drops to #3 in world rankings – Martin Kaymer now #2

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Categories: European TourPGA TourTiger Woods
Martin Kaymer

Kaymer now ranked #2

After winning in Abu Dhabi at the HSBC Championship, Martin Kaymer leapfrogged Tiger Woods to #2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Tiger officially drops to #3.

Kaymer lapped the field by eight shots at -24.  The closest competitor was Rory McIlroy at -16.  Rounding out the top four were Retief Goosen and Graeme McDowell.   That is a heck of a top four.  The PGA Tour doesn’t have that kind of firepower playing this week.

World Golf Ranking Needs Tweaking?

I’ve posted this before and I’ll post it again.  I still find it amazing that Tiger hasn’t won a tournament since 2009 and he’s still ranked in the top five.  And before you comment, yes I know he built up a huge lead in the points…

4 responses to “Tiger drops to #3 in world rankings – Martin Kaymer now #2”

  1. Richard Pope says:

    What will happen if and when Tiger wins at Torrey Pines this coming weekend. I could be wrong, but I believe if he wins it will be his 7th consecutive at this venue.


  2. I believe it Tiger were to win, that would be his 6th in a row at Torrey Pines.

  3. smrozek says:

    Tiger doesn’t deserve even #3. You should have to actually be competitive in tournaments to be ranked that high.

  4. smrozek says:

    Tied for 44th? 15 off the lead? 74/75 on the weekend? I’m sorry, but he doesn’t deserve to even be in the top 10 anymore.