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    Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    So with Tigers win this weekend, that pushes his win total to 3 this year. Before this week he was already up to #4. To me I just don't see how he can't push for it. Its still Luke, Rory and then Lee. Luke is not the #1 player in the world..sorry. He hasn't done anything and when it comes to the weekend in a major, he's usually no where around the top. Rory is doing ok but appears to be struggling with his swing. Lee is the only one in the top 5 that I see staying in front of him. He won across the pond a week before the US Open and has been playing pretty good golf this year. But, imo, with the wins Tiger has had this year and the way he contended for the US Open, I just don't see how he doesn't take over #1 in the world.


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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    see this: Official World Golf Ranking - ranking - rankings - 7/2/2012 2:31:24 PM

    not sure if certain majors give more points than others... but Luke does have 12 more events than Tiger




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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Golf rankings mean nothing.

    I follow golf and was watching yesterday, but ranking players adds nothing to golf.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    The world golf rankings aren't enough of a "what have you done lately for me" thing otherwise yes, he would be the #1 player in the world....again.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    So with Tigers win this weekend, that pushes his win total to 3 this year. Before this week he was already up to #4. To me I just don't see how he can't push for it. Its still Luke, Rory and then Lee. Luke is not the #1 player in the world..sorry. He hasn't done anything and when it comes to the weekend in a major, he's usually no where around the top. Rory is doing ok but appears to be struggling with his swing. Lee is the only one in the top 5 that I see staying in front of him. He won across the pond a week before the US Open and has been playing pretty good golf this year. But, imo, with the wins Tiger has had this year and the way he contended for the US Open, I just don't see how he doesn't take over #1 in the world.
    I don't know who I would put in front of him anymore. I'm a big fan of Luke Donald, so maybe just him because even though he hasn't won majors (and neither has Tiger this year), he's been consistent and working wonders with his putter yet again.


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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    What I read, Tiger is still ranked #4 in the world but is #1 in the FedEx Cup standings and #1 in the earnings list.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Tiger was putting this weekend like the old Tiger. If he's finally regained his mental edge, look out PGA Tour, we're about to see some domination again.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Tiger is the only guy to win three tourneys this year and no one did it last year. Hes better than any golfer out there right now, I don't care what the rankings say.

    He is back - even though I doubt he ever regains his old form of domination. But he's back to being the best.


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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    It pisses me off that he says he doesn't spend as much time any more on his short game as he tries to figure out his swing and still plays as well as he does.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    I'll put it this way. Let's have Luke and Tiger play each other on 11 different courses. Would anybody in the world not pick Tiger to win 6 of those?



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    It pisses me off that he says he doesn't spend as much time any more on his short game as he tries to figure out his swing and still plays as well as he does.
    I don't put stock in what Tiger says. He was a serial cheater. I just like to watch great golf.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Tiger is the only guy to win three tourneys this year and no one did it last year. Hes better than any golfer out there right now, I don't care what the rankings say.

    He is back - even though I doubt he ever regains his old form of domination. But he's back to being the best.
    Exactly. I know that rankings don't mean squat but why even have em when they don't tell you who the real #1 player is?! And there is no way in he** that Luke and Rory are better than Tiger right now.


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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I'll put it this way. Let's have Luke and Tiger play each other on 11 different courses. Would anybody in the world not pick Tiger to win 6 of those?
    This is the point i'm trying to make. Thanks!!


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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Watching him play the 18th yesterday, it just felt like he was back.



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    Re: Is Tiger the #1 player now?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonespiker33 View Post
    Watching him play the 18th yesterday, it just felt like he was back.
    If he had dropped that birdie putt, I'd 100% agree. I was surprised he didn't put another stroke between himself and Van Pelt on the 18th. Even so, I think he's about 90% back.



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