His skill, mental strength, discipline and dedication have enabled Lee Westwood to become the world’s best golfer on Sunday October 31. His level of performance over the past 24 months (upon which the Official World Golf Ranking is based) has been simply the best on the planet and has made him only the fifth European to be ranked World Number One. Of the 46 tournaments Westwood has played in, he has finished in the top ten an astonishing 24 times, including victories at the Dubai World Championship and Portugal Masters in 2009 - when he also tied third in The Open Championship and US PGA Championship - in addition to winning the 2010 St Jude Classic as well as finishing second at this year’s Masters Tournament and Open Championship. “The World Ranking is about consistency over a certain period and that’s why I am up there at the moment. It is a huge boost for my confidence and I hope I can play well enough to stay up there for a while. To be able to sit down and say that I am the best player on the planet has got to be the most satisfying moment of my career so far” said Westwood.