Tiger is Number 3.
Wow. I never thought I’d write that line. With his victory at Abu Dhabi this past weekend, Martin Kaymer has jumped over Tiger into the number two spot in the world rankings. Lee Westwood still holds down the number one position.
Graeme McDowell is number four, while Mickelson is left in slot number five.
For Tiger, the good news is that this weekend is at Torrey Pines, a track he absolutely owns. He has six Farmers Insurance/Buick Invitational wins there, as well as a US Open. I don’t know enough about the math to speculate on whether a win there would get him back to number two or in first, but it can’t hurt.