Memorial Tournament

Muirfield Village Golf Club

The Loop

Sergio closing on No. 1?

March 11, 2009

Sergio Garcia has a statistical chance to overtake Tiger Woods in the World Golf Ranking, but you know what they say: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Garcia would have to win the WGC-CA Championship at Doral this week, while Woods would have to finish 27th or worse. The latter is unlikely, but even were both scenarios to play out, would anyone really believe that Garcia is the No. 1 player in the world ahead of Woods, whatever the statistics show?

-- John Strege