New World Order: Who will replace Tiger Woods at No. 1?
It would be almost impossible for anyone to unseat Tiger Woods as No. 1 in the world before the Masters. As long as Woods sits out, he loses about .25 of a point a week, while a win in an event with a quality field boosts his chasers by about one point. With a victory, Steve Stricker or Phil Mickelson could be No. 1 by the U.S. Open, and almost anyone currently in the top 10 could catch Tiger by then with multiple wins. As this chart from Sports Illustrated shows, Stricker could catch Woods by the British Open simply by maintaining his current points level.