PGA Golf Player Stats  

As of August 1, 2010
(Source: Official World Golf Rankings)

1 - TIGER WOODS (9.97) -- He's ready to be overtaken, but the question is: who's going to come and get him?

2 - PHIL MICKELSON (9.24) -- Lefty has been in position to assume the #1 spot, but hasn't put together the right effort at the right time.

3 - LEE WESTWOOD (9.04) -- He plays great golf, and is right up there in the big events, but he still remains the Best Player Never to Win a Major.

4 - STEVE STRICKER (7.35) -- Another guy who can blister a course but hasn't won a major. Will that change at Whistling Straits this year?

5 - JIM FURYK (6.65) -- Has won two tournaments this year - his first since 2007.

6 - ERNIE ELS (5.71) -- Two wins this year and third place in the U.S. Open, but missed the cut at St. Andrews. Leads the tour in scoring average.

7 - LUKE DONALD (5.67) -- This Brit is often in the hunt, but still hasn't won a Tour event since 2006. Statistically, he's the best "scrambler" on the Tour.

8 - RORY McILROY (5.64) -- Third-place in British Open, where he recovered from a second-round 80, offers further evidence that this kid is going to break out big - and soon.

9 - PAUL CASEY (5.46) -- Five top-tens in eleven events this year. he contends with Westwood and Stricker for "BPNTWAM."

10 - IAN POULTER (5.29) -- Won the WGC Match Play and looked like he was making a superstar breakthrough, but what in the world happened to him since?

11 - GRAEME McDOWELL (4.92) -- The question after his big U.S. Open win at Pebble Beach is what he will do now to maintain this ranking.

12 - MARTIN KAYMER (4.86) -- Has three top-eight finishes in his last four majors. At age 25, this is a guy who will be heard from for years to come.

13 - ANTHONY KIM (4.86) -- His final-round 65 at the Masters was scary stuff. Along with Kaymer, McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, they could rule the PGA Tour well into the future.

14 - ROBERT ALLENBY (4.31) -- Runner-up in the Sony Open and Players Championship in his 2010 campaign, but when is he going to do better in the majors?

15 - LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN (4.13) -- Was as dominant as one can possibly be in winning the British Open. Is it all downhill from here?

16 - RETIEF GOOSEN (4.03) -- Seven top tens in his first 13 events in 2010. With a sixth-place finish at the British Open, Goosen, the two-time U.S. Open champ, is once again a force to be reckoned with.

17 - EDOARDO MOLINARI (3.97) -- had an impressive Scottish Open, but this Italian has to establish himself in majors, where he's been no better than 27th so far.

18 - JUSTIN ROSE (3.96) -- With two wins since the beginning of June, the feeling is that it's just a matter of time until Rose becomes a dominant player on the world scene.

19 - PADRAIG HARRINGTON (3.93) -- A winner of three majors, Harrington is still looking for that winning combination that will get him his first Tour win since 2008.

T20 - ZACH JOHNSON (3.81) -- The 2007 Masters champ has had one top-ten in 18 events, but that was a win at Colonial. He's one of the most accurate drivers on tour, which serves him well.

T20 - SEAN O'HAIR (3,81) -- The seventh-place tie at the British Open was a big result for him.