Lefty vs Tiger in world rankings


ORLANDO, Fla. – With both players sliding in the world rankings, with the Masters on their minds, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson likely don’t care who’s ahead of whom in next week’s Official World Golf Ranking, but . . .

Mickelson has yet another chance Sunday to move ahead of Woods in the world rankings for the first time in nearly 14 years, but he needs to do more than finish ahead of Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Mickelson needs to finish several spots ahead of Woods.

For example:

• If Woods finishes 10th overall at Bay Hill, Mickelson needs to finish fourth or better to move ahead of Woods in the world rankings.

• If Woods finishes 20th, Mickelson needs to finish seventh or better.

• If Woods finishes 30th, Mickelson needs to finish 10th or better.