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Driving Distance 296.0 23rd

Driving Accuracy Percentage 44.64% 184th

Greens in Regulation Percentage 66.67% 87th

Putting Average 1.813 153rd

Birdie Average 3.25 156th

Scoring Average 71.40 102nd

Sand Save Percentage 54.55% 38th

Total Driving 1,998 185th

FedExCup Regular Season Points 47 143rd

Money Leaders $63,096 140th

Par Breakers 18.06% 163rd

Putts Per Round 29.50 116th

GIR Pct. - Fairway Bunker 33.3% 134th

 

Not much better than Donald on No 3 for Woods on No 5 ain't I right? hehehehe

 

My point is the system is flawed and you prove my point I never said Tiger should be ranked where he is right now in the OWGR I just said its a flawed system and there is no way that Luke Donald now or ever is the 3rd best golfer iin the world no matter what that OWGR says. But I know Tiger Woods is and will always be either #1 or #2 ever to play the game! PERIOD :)

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So who do you think should be No3 then if not Donald.

 

The rankings are supposed to move, be fluid, its just the last 4-5 years there has a been a top tier of guys who were just a little better than everyone else. Not anymore.

 

Mickelson may have won a major last year, but outside of that did squat compared to his normal standards, he's only had 6 T10s since Augusta. Tell me again why he should be higher.

 

Donald didn't get the same amount of ranking points for winning the M/Play as you get for winning a major either, 100 points for a major, Donald got 76.

I have a revolving WITB policy.

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Then I guess Donald should be #1 since he beat Kaymer head to head? :P

Exactly. In the same way that Ireland have just won The Ashes!

(this may be lost on most of you gents...)

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WGC this week -

 

going out according to world ranking.

so in one group - Luke Donald Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer. In another group - TW, Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell

 

Can we expect more of what the Match Play threw up for TV coverage - ie the Tiger Woods/Phil Mickelson show - and very little of Martin Kaymer (current in-form best golfer on the planet), Luke who won the matchplay, and Westwood who held #1 ranking for about 3 months?

 

Throw in the US Open Champion into their 3 ball and I'm guessing you'll see more of these 3 walking the fairways after their balls, than you will of the entire rest of the field actually hitting shots!

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Well, the results from the Accenture, when they played head to head disagree with your statement :blink:

 

I can understand coming from the ninth place to the third one is a little bit strange, but nothing is weirder than having Tiger stay in the Top 3 after not winning in 18 months. There you see there is a real flaw in the system.

 

Anyway, there will always be controversy when you don't have measurable statistics to objectively fit into a system. You can't obviously say than winning one and coming last in the next one is better or worse than comming third in two championships, and you can't say winning the Masters really makes you a better golfer than winning The Player's. There will always be people arguing about the value variables are given. You can argue about who drives longer, its just a measurment, but you can't argue about players performance when they haven't even played the same ammount or the same tournaments anyway.

 

Even though it has its flaws, I think in some way its a good effort to try and clasify golfers in some way. And I expect it to improve with time. Things like Tiger ranking today and Donald's "jump" will come to the attention of the people in charge and will be used to justify future changes...

 

 

I'm in agreeance with this. The only thing I'd add is there should be less time involved. Tiger remained #1 for so long because there's a two year rollover in points. If it were one year, or per year, things would be very different. I liken it to having USC ranked #1, win the BCS, then go no better than .500 the next two years... all the while being allowed to maintain their #1 ranking because winning the BCS gave them so many points. It shouldn't work that way... it doesn't in NCAA football or NASCAR.

 

I personally like a NCAA-infused NASCAR-style ranking. Have a preseason ranking based on last year's money list, then hash it out throughout the season with a set amount of points per place with every tourney, until the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. When the playoffs start, hit the "points reset" button and away we go. Will there be a lot of upheaval throughout the season? Possibly, but remember: Jimmie Johnson won the title 4 or 5 times in a row, so it's possible someone like Tiger, Phil or can do it, as well.

 

If anyone- especially the "big guns" of the tour- really want to take things seriously, they'd realize those appearance-fee tournaments during the season won't get them ranked, so they could either keep doing what they do and hope for excellent showings in the tourneys they do play in, or stay on Tour and accumulate as many points as possible, then after the season do the appearance-fee tourneys.

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