Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Yes! More 'Who Will Be Number One?' Debate!!!
Nothing really gets golf journalist's blood a-flowin' like talk of who will overtake Tiger Woods as the top golfer in the official world rankings.
For most of the year it was Mr. Phil Mickelson who had a chance to take down Tiger, but he failed to do so because he decided to play the second of half of the golf season right-handed. Even though he didn't seem to have any game after Augusta, it was our duty to write up every single week that he was going to be number one in the world. I guess we all think someone cares.
But now it is Lee Westwood, or Martin Kaymer. One of the two will replace Tiger, and I'd give you the details how, but I'm sure you don't care. It's an inevitability that Tiger won't be number one come Thanksgiving (or even Veterans Day), as he shouldn't, because he definitely hasn't been the top golfer in the game the last year.
The bigger question is, does anyone care? Is it this big of a deal? Besides the guy that claims the number one spot, are people sitting at home in their Titleist caps, tapping their adidas golf shoes on the floor, waiting for the rankings to change like it's the BCS? No, I'm sure they don't.
It's the official world rankings! It's something that ranks the best golfers in the world, and sometimes does a miserable job at that! Who cares?!
But, yeah, Tiger won't be number one anymore. I'm sure there is some 5-year-old kid ready to toss his orange and black stripped headcover in the trash when that becomes official.