Monday, February 28, 2011

Kaymer 14th player to hold #1 World Ranking

Martin Kaymer (Stuart Franklin / Getty)

By reaching the finals of the Accenture World Match Play, Martin Kaymer has become the new #1 player in the World Rankings. With four wins including a major championship since last summer, Kaymer has been playing like the true #1 in the world and should stay near the top of the rankings for some time to come.

The 13 players before him as world #1 since the ranking began back in 1986 are:

Bernhard Langer 13 weeks
Seve Ballesteros 61 weeks
Greg Norman 331 weeks
Nick Faldo 97 weeks
Ian Woosnam 50 weeks
Fred Couples 16 weeks
Nick Price 44 weeks
Tom Lehman 1 week
Ernie Els 9 weeks
David Duval 15 weeks
Vijay Singh 32 weeks
Tiger Woods 623 weeks
Lee Westwood 17 weeks