How Westwood climbs Tiger falls in world rank scenarios


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Lee Westwood can seize back the No. 1 ranking in the world from Martin Kaymer at the Honda Classic this week.

Westwood must finish solo third or better to take back the top spot.

Tiger Woods, No. 5 in the world, can slip two spots to No. 7 with Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar having chances to pass him. McIlroy needs a solo second or better to pass Woods, Kuchar a victory. If Kuchar wins and McIlroy finishes solo second, they both pass Woods.

Westwood shot even-par 70 in the first round at Honda, just three shots off the lead. McIlroy shot 73, Kuchar 69.