Woods wins McCormack Award – again

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Tiger Woods has won the 2008 Mark H. McCormack Award after once again dominating the world rankings.

Tiger Woods has won the 2008 Mark H. McCormack Award after once again dominating the world rankings.

And that’s official.

It was announced by the World Golf Ranking’s governing board on Wednesday.

The award is presented to the player who holds the number one position in the world rankings for the greatest number of weeks in each calendar year and Woods’ lead was so substantial, he was able to hold on to the number one spot despite missing out on eighth months of playing time while he recovered from major reconstructive knee surgery following his US Open triumph in June

Woods, who has won 14 majors and has been golf’s official number one golfer for 540 weeks since claiming the title for the first time in June, 1997, lost it for 32 weeks to Vijay Singh during another period of injury-enforced inactivity late in 2004, but quickly reclaimed it in June, 2005

“This award is a direct reflection of the tireless work ethic he has displayed to remain the world’s top-ranked player for such an extended period of time,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

The award was established to honour the late Mark McCormack, recognised by many as the Grand Daddy of sports marketing, for the important role he played in the implementation of the world ranking system for professional golf.

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