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Rory McIlroy Is Latest in Revolving Door of World No. 1 Players

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  1. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

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    RORY MCILROY RECENTLY MOVED TO NO. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, displacing Brooks Koepka, who held the top spot for 38 weeks. Neither McIlroy nor Koepka played during the week they swapped places.

    In search of domination in men's golf, it's plain to see that parity rules. Sure, there have been a few perched at world No. 1 for a year or more. But by and large it's been a revolving door over the last decade.

    This was apparent when I studied the Official World Golf Ranking, which highlights this era's No. 1 players and length of time in the top spot:

    Rory McIlroy, 95 weeks
    Dustin Johnson, 91 weeks
    Luke Donald, 56 weeks
    Jason Day, 51 weeks
    Jordan Spieth, 26 weeks
    Lee Westwood, 22 weeks
    Justin Rose, 13 weeks
    Adam Scott, 11 weeks
    Martin Kaymer, 8 weeks
    Justin Thomas, 4 weeks

    That's a lot of folks, right?

    And then there's Tiger Woods. 683 weeks. If my math is correct, that's more than 13 years at No. 1.

    Good luck identifying that next dominant male tour pro. I've only seen two in my lifetime.

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