On October 31, there is said to be a new top dog in the world of professional golf as Lee Westwood is about to replace Tiger Woods’ place at the top of the ranks after Westwood shared that he would not be playing again until November due to an ankle injury.
Westwood will rise to the top if he does not return before the end of October, and if Woods continues his plans of not playing again until the November 4-7 HSBC Champions event.
The Englishman has been dealing with a right ankle injury, and has managed to reach 11th place when he played at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
When Westwood was asked as to when he might be able to play again, he said that the earliest possible time would be during the HSBC Championship, or perhaps on November 25-28 in Dubai.
For over five years, Woods has made it to the top of the ranks, since the week before the U.S. Open that was held in 1995 at Pinehurst, North Carolina. When rankings are published on Monday, Woods will have graced the top stop and kept the position for 279 weeks straight.
Unfortunately, Westwood’s injury has caused him trouble for a while, and he said, “I haven’t had a chance to get it head… Tried my hardest to get back to The Ryder Cup fully fit last week and got back to 80 per cent which I thought was good enough for The Ryder Cup with the adrenaline and all that…”