The award, which has been won by Woods every year since its inception in 1998, is presented annually to the player who holds the No. 1 position on the Official World Golf Ranking for the greatest number of weeks in each calendar year.
Despite undergoing season-ending knee surgery on June 24, Woods held the top position on the Official World Golf Ranking for the entire 2008 calendar year. He ended his 2008 campaign, highlighted by his U.S. Open victory at Torrey Pines, with 198 consecutive weeks at No. 1.
Tiger is to be commended for earning the McCormack Award the 11th consecutive year, said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. This award is a direct reflection of the tireless work ethic he has displayed to remain the worlds top-ranked player for such an extended period of time.
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