Tiger Woods Loses No. 1 Ranking: Tiger Woods has lost his No. 1 ranking to British golfer Lee Westwood after holding the top spot since 2005. Westwood, 37, is the 13th golfer to hold the ranking since the system began in 1986. His only victory this season was the St. Jude Classic, but he was second at the Masters, second at the British Open and had three other top-10 finishes.