During Tiger's reign at number 1, he was winning many tournaments a year. He had such a massive lead, that a few weeks or even months of poor play would not change the rankings. heck, there was a wider spread between 1 and 2, than today between 1 and 10.
Over the past few years, no one has dominated by winning multiple majors or big events, so the changes in ranking occur, pretty quickly. It's funny right now, that if Luke does not finish 8th or higher, then Rory will retain the number 1 ranking.
So true......and because of that huge lead in points, it took a long, long time for Tiger to fall out of the number 1 rank. Because the point system runs over a two year rolling period the slip to 52 took long time due mostly to points being removed from tournaments he won or finished high. Now that most of the higher points are gone, Tiger can begin (which he has already begun) to climb back into the top 10 and higher.
Time will tell whether he can build and maintain a 14-15 point advantage again....... But for now we just have to be satisfied that his game is coming back. As Tiger always says "winning takes care of everything"
EYE will say this s-l-o-w-l-y, so there will be no misunderstanding . . .
I don't care what you think.