It's still Tiger and Phil
The best golfer in the world is at home in Florida with ice packs on his bad knee.
Battling for 1-A are
We eliminate McIlroy because he is just a kid and showed that when he whined after the
That bring us to Mickelson, who showed at the British that he's mature enough to play decently on bumps and mud and in monsoons. It's Tiger and Phil and a lot of guys still trying.
McIlroy comes closest
Hello, Tiger. Can you please come home?
There isn't a true No. 1 golfer in the world, just a bunch of guys with nice potential. And that's the problem. They play well in spurts, so any pick for No. 1 comes down to an educated guess and a stroke (or two) of luck.
Here's how dominant
Congrats to Darren Clarke for winning the 140th Open Championship over the weekend, but he won't have any staying power at the top.
My roll of the dice is Rory McIlroy. He won the
That works for me. Fingers crossed.
With nine first-time winners in majors and four No. 1s in the last three years, men's golf has no "best player." So if pressed to choose one player, you'd be wise to invite the LPGA's Yani Tseng.
At 22, she's the youngest golfer (male or female) to win four majors and is a U.S. Open away from a career grand slam.
In four years as a pro, Tseng has 16 victories, eight on the LPGA. She has been No. 1 in the world for 23 consecutive weeks. Next week, she heads to Carnoustie to defend her Women's British Open title.
Lefty stands alone
You cannot be the best golfer today if you haven't won a major. So scratch Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Steve Stricker,
And you can't be on the Champions Tour — or about to join it — to qualify. The 50-and-overs just can't compete with the young boppers.
Most important, you must bring electricity to the game. So no LPGA (sorry Yani Tseng) or Nationwide players.
So there are only two to consider: Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. And since Tiger is technically not playing, the answer today is Mickelson.