World Number One

  • Hunter Mahan sees Tiger Woods' intimidation returning March 28, 2013

    Humble, Texas: Hunter Mahan doesn't believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world. Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last...
  • Amla doesn't think he is best in South African team February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: Hashim Amla occupies the top spot in both the Test and one-day rankings but would not call himself the best batsman even in the South African dressing room. Amla's 74 not out in the second innings of South Africa's 211-run win over Pakistan on Monday elevated him above Australian Michael...
  • Top amateur Cantlay turns professional June 20, 2012

    San Fransico, California: Promising American talent Patrick Cantlay formally announced his long anticipated decision to turn professional on Tuesday, just two days after tying for 41st place at the U.S. Open in San Francisco. The 20-year-old, who was awarded the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world's number one amateur,...
  • Donald back at No. 1 after retaining PGA title May 27, 2012

    Virginia Water, England: Briton Luke Donald went to the top of the world rankings for the fourth time in 12 months after strolling to a seemingly effortless four-stroke victory in the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 34-year-old Englishman took over from Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy at the summit after...
  • Donald loses No.1 ranking after RBC Heritage April 16, 2012

    Hilton Head Island: Sweden's Carl Pettersson won the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head on Sunday to claim his fifth career PGA title as Luke Donald gave up his number one ranking to Rory McIlroy. Pettersson shot a final round two-under-par 69 to finish the tournament at 14-under, a comfortable five shots...