It was only a matter of time before Lorena Ochoa replaced Annika Sorenstam at the top of the Women's World Golf Ranking. While Annika is nursing disk injuries in her back and neck, this week rising star Ochoa forged ahead of the dominant female golfer of this (or any) generation. Sorenstam hopes to return for the U.S. Women's Open in June.
This got me thinking, when will Tiger Woods be dethroned? Except for an interruption in 2004-05 courtesy of Vijay Singh, Tiger has held the top spot in the World Golf Ranking for a golf eternity, more than 440 weeks.
But nothing lasts forever.
So what year will Tiger be toppled? (And not just an interruption, but for good.) Will it be 2010? 2013? 2020? And who will knock him off his golf pedestal? Will it be someone we already know of or a complete newcomer?
Until Tiger finishes chasing down Jack Nicklaus's majors record, I don't see him giving ground to anyone. I expect Woods to be at the top for at least another six years. I have no clue who might replace him.
The Armchair Golfer