After a reign of 5 years, Tiger Woods is no longer the world no. 1 in. In the latest world golf rankings, England's Lee Westwood is now the new world number one. This ends Tiger's 281 weeks reign as world no. 1 and the way you hear it on the news; it’s like the end of an era.
No, it’s not.
Personally, I’m always a little amused when sport writers calls for an end just because someone is no longer world no. 1. The same thing happened to Roger Federer. So Tiger Woods is no longer world no. 1, he’s now the world no. 2.
So what? That’s still great right? To be the second best player in the world at a sport is still something to celebrate isn’t it? Whatever happened to just participating in sports? Being the world best isn’t everything right? Hell, I would love to be the world no. 2 at any sports, much less one as rich as golf!
Winning isn’t everything, and being the world best isn’t the be-all and end-all of sports. Being world no. 2 is still a case for celebration.