Golfers Who Will Climb the Highest in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2014

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Golfers Who Will Climb the Highest in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2014
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Tiger Woods is poised to lose his top position in the Official World Golf Ranking soon. But this has less to do with the quality play of the No. 2 golfer in the world, Adam Scott, and more to do with Woods sitting on his couch in Jupiter, Florida, following back surgery, instead of playing competitive golf.

So, Adam Scott should be moving up in the OWGR. Who else will be joining him in climbing up the ranking?

I'm defining "the highest" two ways. On the one hand, the golfer who moves from third to second in the Official World Golf Ranking has taken a quantum leap forward: It's more significant to be the second-best golfer in the world than the third.

On the other, compare this with the golfer who moves from No. 500 to No. 139. This golfer has made a larger jump in terms of number differential, but the relative difference in terms of quality of play is greater between numbers two and three.

Got it? I have faith you do. 

Here are my predictions for who will be climbing up the Official World Golf Ranking this season.

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