Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Who is #1?

The grouping fighting to be the #1 player in the world, according to the World Golf Rankings, is getting pretty tight, according to Keith Lowe, who covers the issue for Golfobserver.com.
It is fascinating that Vijay Singh, despite blowing two tournaments in two weeks, is now the No.1 player in the world. But with Ernie Els and Tiger Woods not performing strongly at Bay Hill, Singh takes the day and becomes the top player in the world again after Woods held that title for a couple of weeks.
I have a hard time seeing Singh as the world's top player, especially given his wayward putting these days. I actually think Singh might be on the wane -- that his days at the top are numbered. And the players running behind him -- Retief Goosen, Els, Woods and Phil Mickelson -- all look pretty strong. Things could change at Sawgrass this week -- apparently the course is similar to Bay Hill in that the greens are soft and the rough is long. Looks like Pete Dye's masterpiece could have some teeth this week.
You can locate Keith's blog
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1 Comments:

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Erik @ The Sand Trap said...

Last I heard they were hoping for some rain to soak the fairways and greens a little for fear it'd be a dry, fast track...

To me, last week was great. The USGA and the PGA Tour should look at how things were set up. Great conditions, mitigated the "long drivers" (Kenny Perry kept it in the fairway, and even Vijay had a good week driving the ball).

 

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