Woods could move back to No. 1 with a victory at Chevron

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For the first time in his PGA TOUR career, Tiger Woods did not win a tournament all season.
November 30, 2010
PGA TOUR staff

The battle for No. 1 isn't over quite yet. In fact, it's being waged this week on two continents.

Tiger Woods could regain the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking should he win this week at the Chevron World Challenge -- and Lee Westwood finish outside the top two at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. If Woods finishes second at the tournament he hosts there would be no change.

The Chevron World Challenge, which features 18 of the game's best players, is being played at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Nedbank Golf Challenge is a 12-man invitational held at the Gary Player Golf Club in Sun City, South Africa.

If neither Woods nor Westwood plays again this year, the Englishman will be No. 1 entering the 2011 season even if Woods wins this week. That's because the Official World Golf Ranking is based on a two-year sliding scale with the oldest ranking points eliminated at the end of each quarter.