Westwood and Woods Battle for World #1 Ranking in Shanghai
After becoming the worlds top ranked golfer earlier this week, Lee Westwood said he has nothing to prove. While that may not be the case, he sure is making a point this weekend in Shanghai at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Westwood, who replaced Tiger Woods as the worlds #1, finds himself all alone in second place at 8-under, just one shot off leader Francesco Molinari of Italy at 9-under. Although winning the tournament would be great, Westwood knows in the back of his mind he has to play well to remain the #1 player in the world at Woods, Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer all have an opportunity to claim the best golfer in the world title this weekend.
Through 36 holes, Westwood has made it clear he wants to keep this spot. At 8-under, he finds himself four strokes ahead of Mickelson and Woods (-4) and five strokes ahead of Martin Kaymer (-5).
The tournament is by no means over and anything can happen throughout the next 36 holes. Westwood is still battling a calf injury which kept him out of most tournaments since the British Open and Tiger will be hungry to regain that spot. This is Mickelson's 13th straight weekend with an opportunity to become the number one golfer in the world, a monkey I'm sure he would like off his back.