Rory McIlroy Moves to No. 2
By mustang6560 on 11/7/11
Rory McIlroy moved up one spot to number two in the Official World Golf Ranking after he finished in a three way tie for fourth and Lee Westwood finished outside the top 10 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

To celebrate his new position, the Northern Irishman posed with his girlfriend, the number one female tennis player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki, for a Twitter pic. How cute, they're each holding up their respective ranking. Isn't puppy love the cutest thing ever?

Rory made it clear that his goal in 2012 to become the number one golfer in the world and it looks like he's on schedule to do so. The only person left in his way is current world number one, Luke Donald. The Englishman is currently 2.97 points ahead so it will take some strong play from Rors next season to overtake the top spot. But, if anyone can do it, Rory can. He seems to be the only other golfer - outside of Tiger Woods - to have the competitive drive to be the best player on the planet.

photo via @GraemeMcDowell

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jrbizzle says:
"He seems to be the only other golfer - outside of Tiger Woods - to have the competitive drive to be the best player on the planet."

Haha - I guess Luke Donald got there on sheer dumb luck.
mustang6560 says:
jrbizzle- Not at all. But, I don't think Luke set out to get the number one ranking, I think it was a byproduct of strong play. Whereas Rory has the desire to be the best player in the world and he has his eyes set on the target.
wrhall02 says:
I was thinking the same thing @jrbizzle!!!

@mustang...there are many, many PGA players with the "competitve drive" to be the best...I get your point though, Rory has a very legit shot at it.
falcon50driver says:
Every person who has ever picked up a golf club has had the desire to be the best golfer in the world. Big surprise. I'm sure Phil has had that thought cross his mind. Golf is a fickle game, everyone here has had a day when they were shooting light out, putts falling all over the place. Next day you can't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle. Look at Eldrick Woods, as a child growing up probably never had a swing set with a sliding board on it , or a bicycle. Did nothing but play golf his entire life. What is he now? A pretty good golfer, Number 1? No. OK he was, but what happened? How is it that you lose that ability? In most professions the longer you practice it, the better you get, but I digress, take me drunk, I'm home.
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