Tiger Woods to lose No.1 by Monday

Thursday, 28 October 2010 05:47 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Martin Kaymer will end Tiger Woods’ five-year run as the world’s top-ranked golfer if he wins the Andalucia Masters starting at Valderrama on Thursday.

The 25-year-old German will become No.1 for the first time if he also finishes in second place tied with no more than one other player.

But no matter the result in southern Spain on Sunday, Woods’ reign will end.

If Kaymer doesn’t finish high enough, Lee Westwood will replace Woods even though both aren’t in action this week, because the Englishman’s average of ranking points gained over the past two years will go above Woods’ on Monday.