Kaymer could rise to world number one

Mon, 11 Oct 14:28:00 2010

Lee Westwood is guaranteed to overtake Tiger Woods in the world rankings later this month - but that does not necessarily mean he will become world number one.

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German superstar Martin Kaymer could yet leapfrog Westwood to take over the top spot should he follow his victory in the Dunhill Links Championship with another win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain in three weeks' time.

Neither Westwood nor Woods is scheduled to play between now and the end of October, guaranteeing that Westwood will overtake Woods on October 31.

With Woods on a limited playing schedule this year due to his personal life troubles, his top ranking was always under threat, but Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Westwood seemed the only players within striking distance.

Yet the 25-year-old Kaymer has three titles to his name this year, including the US PGA Championship in August, and could shock the golfing world should he become only the 12th player to top the rankings since they were introduced in 1986.

Eurosport

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