Twenty-five tournaments a year plus a true offseason sounds like a way to prune back the Tour and leave something stronger and healthier. Sign me up! This is a great rule and ultimately an inconsequential penalty. Are they going to suspend Spieth for three Fall Series events? I think he’ll be okay.
Tiger Woods has two tournaments left in his season: the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup. After that? Woods already has a plan in mind. And it features the gym.
Rose replaced Dustin Johnson whose most recent reign at the top lasted 13 weeks. DJ’s 77 weeks at the top ranks fifth on the all-time list. As for the women Lorena Ochoa is the name to beat. The Rolex Rankings were conceived in 2006 so they didn’t entirely capture the dominance of Annika Sorenstam. Nonetheless the Swede spent plenty of weeks in the top spot.