Would You Continue To Golf If You Knew You Couldn’t Improve?

Oh TigerI was doing a little research and came across some interesting facts about the World Golf Rankings. The rankings have only been around since 1986, and in that 24 years, only 12 golfers have reached that #1 spot.

Tom Lehman (1 week)
Bernhard Langer (3 weeks)
Ernie Els (9 weeks)
David Duvall (15 weeks)
Fred Couples (16 weeks)
Vijay Singh (32 weeks)
Nick Price (44 weeks)
Ian Woosnam (50 weeks)
Seve Ballesteros (61 weeks)
Nick Faldo (97 weeks)
Greg Norman (331 weeks)


Tiger Woods (currently been #1 for the last 264 weeks and has spent 606 weeks total, in that spot. which is almost half the time the rankings have been around)

This got me thinking. What’s better than #1? If I had been the best for so long, would I still play the game, if I knew I couldn’t improve? Do you think Tiger has gotten bored?

The answer for this caveman is definitely! I love the game too much to give it up no matter how awful or great I am. But what about you Rock Heads? Would you still play the game if you knew you couldn’t improve?


2 thoughts on “Would You Continue To Golf If You Knew You Couldn’t Improve?

  • July 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I would still play because it keeps me near friends and friend making. And can’t isn’t in my life and never will I think I can’t get better!

  • July 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I’ve been bouncing between an 8 and 13 handicap for about 30 years. Currently I’m a solid 11 and 58 years old. I may not be improving in my score but holding firm as I continue to season and work to maintain my physical ability. As long as I’m on this side of the grass I’ll be out there with the best of them competing like I was 25 again.

    Name your game my friend?


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