Lee Westwood is World Number One Golfer, ends Tiger Woods’ reign

By on Nov 1, 2010 in Sports, World Comments

Lee Westwood

Move over Tiger Woods, here comes Lee Westwood. International news sites reported earlier that Lee Westwood became the new world number one golfer after Martin Kaymer failed to finished at least 2nd place at Valderrama. England’s Westwood, 37, thus ended the reign of  American Tiger Woods at the top and became the first European to take the number one spot after Nick Faldo did it in 1994. Woods has held the number one spot for 281 weeks.

German Kaymer would have taken the number one spot if he was able to get a top-two finish at Valderrama. He finished the final round with a 75.

Woods has been bothered by a knee injury and domestic problems. He took a long layoff from the game to fix his relationship with his wife. He was however not the same Tiger that the golfing world has witnessed when he returned.

Westwood himself has been plagued by a calf problem but is on his way to recovery. He is unlikely to play in the November 4, 2010 WGC-HSBC Champions event due to his injury. Westwood has been in the top 10 for 180 weeks from 1998-2001. He won the Order of Merit and went up to world’s number four golfer in 2000. He is a runner-up in the 2010 Masters to Phil Mickelson‘s in the final round and at the British Open at St Andrews won by Louis Oosthuizen.

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