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January 29, 2013

SI Golf Ranking: Tiger Woods passes Rory McIlroy for No. 1

Posted at 11:16 AM by Golf.com | Categories: Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, SI GOLF Ranking, Tiger Woods

Each week, 13 staffers from SI Golf+, Golf Magazine and GOLF.com  SI-Golf-RANKINGvote for  their top 10, awarding 10 points to their first choice and proceeding in descending order to the 10th player, who gets one point. The points are then added and the ranking calculated. This ranking aims to be an of-the-moment measure of who’s playing the best right now. Tell us your top 10 in the comments field below.

RANK (TOTAL VOTES, FIRST PLACE VOTES, LAST WEEK'S RANK)

1. Tiger Woods (128, 11, 2) - Last three finishes: MC, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T4, World Challenge; T4, CIMB Classic
- Official World Golf Ranking: 2

2. Rory McIlroy (109, 2, 1) - Last three finishes: MC, Abu Dahbi HSBC Golf Championship; 1, DP World Tour Championship; MC, UBS Hong Kong Open
-Official World Golf Ranking: 1

3. Justin Rose (6, 0, 7) - Last three finishes: T2, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T4, Emirates Australian Open; 11, Nedbank Golf Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 4

4. Jason Dufner (65, 0, 3) - Last three finishes: T9, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; T18, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T15, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking: 11

5. Brandt Snedeker (56, 0, -) - Last three finishes: T23, Humana Challenge; 3, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T13, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking: 8

6. Louis Oosthuizen (53, 0, 6) - Last three finishes: 1, Volvo Golf Champions; 71, Alfred Dunhill Championship; 4, Nedbank Golf Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 5

7. Keegan Bradley (51, 0, 4) - Last three finishes: T49, Sony Open; T4, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; 2, World Challenge
- Official World Ranking: 12

8. Dustin Johnson (45, 0, 8) - Last three finishes: WD, Sony Open; 1, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T13, World Challenge
- Official World Golf Ranking : 14

9. Luke Donald (28, 0, 5) - Last three finishes: T3, DP World Tour Championship; 1, Dunlop Phoenix; T18, WGC-HSBC Championship
- Official World Golf Ranking : 3

10. Phil Mickelson (13, 0, -) - Last three finishes: T37, Humana Challenge; T14, Barclays Singapore Open; T2, WGC-HSBC Champions
- Official World Golf Ranking : 22

Others receiving votes:
Graeme McDowell (12)
Nick Watney (12)
Lee Westwood (12)
Charl Schwartzel (11)
Sergio Garcia (10)
Branden Grace (9)
Ian Poulter (8)
Bubba Watson (7)
Russell Henley (6)
Martin Kaymer (5)
Matt Kuchar (3)
Brian Gay (3)
Charles Howell III (2)Ernie Els (1)

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