Six golfers could claim No. 1 at Masters
Eyes On The Prize
Six golfers in the top seven of this week's World Golf Ranking, including Phil Mickelson, could claim the No. 1 position by winning The Masters this weekend.
|1. Martin Kaymer*||7.914|
|2. Lee Westwood*||7.434|
|3. Phil Mickelson*||6.746|
|4. Luke Donald*||6.586|
|5. Graeme McDowell*||6.109|
|6. Paul Casey||5.654|
|7. Tiger Woods*||5.635|
|8. Steve Stricker||5.452|
|9. Rory McIlroy||5.451|
|10. Matt Kuchar||5.297|
|* - Can claim No. 1 ranking at The Masters.|
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Fresh off his win in Houston, Phil Mickelson has another chance to reach No. 1 in the world for the first time.
The world ranking is so crowded at the top that six of the top seven players have a chance to reach the top of the ranking by winning the Masters this week. That includes Tiger Woods, who has slipped to No. 7.
The four majors offer 100 world ranking points to the winner.
Martin Kaymer remains No. 1, followed by Lee Westwood, Mickelson, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey and Woods. Casey is the only player among the top seven who could not reach No. 1 even by winning at Augusta because he has played more tournaments than Woods.
Mickelson last year had a dozen chances to reach No. 1 in the world until he began to slide down the ranking.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
2011 champion: Charl Schwartzel
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Where: Augusta, Ga.
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