Thursday, November 09, 2006

2006 OWGR Review

Most Improved: Robert Karlsson was ranked 195th at this point last year and is now 34th. That is essentially a jump from being a Tier 71 player to a Tier 5 player. I hadn't even heard of him before this year, but he made his mark in 2006. Random note from looking at Tier 5: It would have been quite interesting if Karlsson's given name were Peter.

Honorable Mention: Joe Durant (102 - 32)

Most Consistent: Davis Love III is not only in the same tier he was one year ago. He is also in the exact same place he was in the OWGR at that time. Posting a win once every couple of years will do that for you.

Honorable Mention: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Biggest Slide: John Daly only received OWGR points for 4 events in 2006 and slid from 28th to 144th. So much for that Ryder Cup campaign.

Dishonorable Mention: Mark Hensby (35 - 139), Justin Leonard (29 - 105)

Tier ITier I
Tiger WoodsTiger Woods
Tier IITier II
Jim FurykVijay Singh
Phil MickelsonPhil Mickelson
Adam ScottRetief Goosen
Vijay SinghErnie Els
Retief GoosenSergio Garcia
Luke DonaldJim Furyk
Ernie ElsAdam Scott
Sergio GarciaChris DiMarco
Geoff OgilvyKenny Perry
Padraig HarringtonAngel Cabrera
Henrik StensonDavid Toms
Trevor ImmelmanLuke Donald
David HowellPadraig Harrington
Paul CaseyColin Montgomerie
David TomsMichael Campbell
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
Colin MontgomeriePaul McGinley
Jose Maria OlazabalDavid Howell
Chris DiMarcoDarren Clarke
Angel CabreraTim Clark
Tim ClarkThomas Bjorn
Stewart CinkFred Couples
Michael CampbellBart Bryant
Chad CampbellStewart Cink
Stuart ApplebyScott Verplank
Rod Pampling
Tier IIITier III
K. J. ChoiJose Maria Olazabal
Darren ClarkeJohn Daly
Tier IVTier IV
Nick O'HernJustin Leonard
Ian PoulterStuart Appleby
Joe DurantMiguel Angel Jimenez
Chad Campbell
Henrik Stenson
Tier VTier V
Carl PeterssonBen Crane
Robert KarlssonMark Hensby