How Tiger Kaymer and Mickelson can ascend in world rankings


Here’s your world rankings projections for the week:

Martin Kaymer can become the 14th different player to hold the No. 1 spot in the history of the Official World Golf Ranking with his performance at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, according to information provided by the European Tour's world rankings administrators. Kaymer can ascend with:

• A victory while current No. 1 Lee Westwood finishes worse than second alone.

• A solo second-place finish if Westwood finishes outside the top 10.

• A tie for second place with one other player if Westwood finishes outside the top 36.

Tiger Woods, No. 3 this week, can’t regain his No. 1 ranking at Dubai, but he can climb over Kaymer to regain the No. 2 ranking if he wins and Kaymer finishes outside the top five.

Current No. 4 Phil Mickelson can move ahead of Woods to No. 3 for the first time in almost 14 years if he wins the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Woods finishes worse than solo second. Mickelson also has chances to climb over Woods with a second-place or third-place finish.