With a T-4 at the BMW Championship – his second consecutive top-4 finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs – Woods knocked Luke Donald out of the No. 2 spot. He last held that position in August at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
As for McIlroy, his dominating performance in the FedEx Cup playoffs has created a comfortable margin in the world ranking. By recording back-to-back wins at the Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW, McIlroy now leads Woods by 3.168 points.
“Right now he’s just playing really well, and he’s making a ton of putts,” Woods said of McIlroy. “That’s a great combo.”
Note: Watch Rory McIlroy on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.