Cape City – Rory McIlroy may have a little bit added motivation at this week’s WGC-Match Play Championship in Texas with an opportunity to return to the highest of the world rankings.
After all, that will likely be removed from a simple activity because the Northern Irishman would want to beat each participant within the 64-man area and emerge victorious.
Even then, he would want Dustin Johnson to overlook out on a semi-final spot and hope Justin Rose does not end second or third.
However, the prospect stays, and it might be a major achievement for McIlroy, who final held the No 1 spot over three and a half years in the past.
McIlroy has spent a mixed 95 weeks atop the Official World Golf Rating, the fourth-longest reign because the rankings started in 1986.
He has been in excellent kind to date in 2019, with 5 top-six finishes and a victory in six begins on the PGA Tour to date.
His world rating has already improved from 11th to fourth because the begin of the 12 months.