Kaymer and Donald shake up world golf rankings, move to #1 and #3

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, February 28th, 2011
Categories: European TourPGA TourPro GolfTiger Woods
Luke Donald with Accenture Trophy

Luke Donald with Accenture Trophy - click for larger version

With the 1st place finish for Luke Donald in the Accenture Match Play Championship comes a move up to #3 in the world. Martin Kaymer came into the WGC event at #2 in the world, but now takes over the #1 ranking by making it to the final match. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood were all pushed down.

Here’s the current top 10 golfers in the world, the “OWGR” list:

#1 Martin Kaymer
#2 Lee Westwood
#3 Luke Donald
#4 Graeme McDowell
#5 Tiger Woods
#6 Phil Mickelson
#7 Paul Casey
#8 Rory McIlroy
#9 Steve Stricker
#10 Matt Kuchar

Martin Kaymer

#1 golfer Martin Kaymer

I find it hard to believe that Tiger has has such poor finishes and is even in the top 10 right now. He hasn’t played top five golf for a long time.

Martin Kaymer’s game is so solid that he’ll have to melt down, or someone else will have to really come on strong to knock him out of the #1 spot.  I don’t see that happening any time soon.

2 responses to “Kaymer and Donald shake up world golf rankings, move to #1 and #3”

  1. ancientlives says:

    Hasn’t Graeme McDowell improved his world ranking position? He was below Woods last week.

  2. Actually not technically ancientlives. He was 4th last week, 4th this week.