– On Nov. 1, after 281 consecutive weeks as world number one in golf and 623 weeks in total, Tiger Woods will lose, ‘at least a week’, his privileged position in favor of England’s Lee Westwood, according to a review on marca.com.
The Spanish newspaper says that everything is based on the Golf rating system. “The punctuation is the results of the last two years tournaments, they gradually lose value and then the sum is divided by the total number of tournaments, this results in a big paradox: Westwood will benefit from an injury. The British golfer has had ankle problems and will not participate in the Ryder Cup to be held in Portugal next week.
“If I had played the tournament in the Algarve, had would add one more tournament to his divisor (currently by 47) and would have needed at least make the cut, but at the same time, he could have advanced his arrival to the top to Monday 17 if he could have finished the Masters in Portugal in the top four” explains the Spanish newspaper, while Tiger Woods will not play this month.
“Woods will not be return to golf until November 4 in Shanghai, where the HSBC will be disputed. If the superstar decides suddenly to change his mind and play a tournament during this period -unlikely since he has announced on its website- he could still recover his top spot,” said marca.com.
On the other hand, Westwood is the first European, during the reign of Tiger Woods, to reach the number 1 spot for professional golf.