Is having the new world number one Justin Rose in your team a good thing for team Europe
Justin Rose, New World Number One.
Justin Rose has become world number one for the first time having finished second place in the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.
His second place finish in Philadelphia comes off the back of another one a week earlier in the Dell Technologies Championship, where RoboGolfPro's favourite son Bryson DeChambeau beat him by two shots.
Justin Rose a local lad.
He first came to prominence as an amateur at the 1998 Open Championship where he holed a dramatic shot from the rough at the final hole to finish in a tie for fourth place.
Does being World Number One make a difference in the Ryder Cup?
Since it's inception in 1986, 22 different players have been World Number One. In 1987 when the Ryder Cup was being played at Muirfield, Scotland. Australian Greg Norman was world number one and again in 1989, so we will forget those two.
In 1991 Ian Woosnam topped the world rankings and picked up just 1 point, with the Americans taking the Ryder Cup home.
The Golden Years.
Fast forward to 1993 and Nick Faldo now topped the world rankings. Faldo, picked up 3 points, with 2 wins, one loss and two halves with the Americans once again taking the title home. This time by two points.
Greg spoils the fun.
With Greg Norman back at the top of the rankings in 1995 & 1997, we fast forward to 1999 when Tiger Woods became the first American to play the Ryder Cup as world number one. Despite the Americans edging Europe by 1 point, Tiger fell to 3 defeats from 5 outings.
With Tiger still at Number one in 2002, He picked up 2 wins, 2 losses and two halves.
In September 2004, Vijay Singh topped the world rankings before Tiger returned to the top fo the 2006 Ryder Cup, this time with 3 wins and 2 losses.
Return of the Tiger.
Tiger sat out the 2008 Ryder Cup despite being World Number One, before winning 3 and losing just 1 in the 2010 Ryder Cup.
Over to you Rory.
In 2012 with Rory McIlroy now at World Number One, we saw another win 3 and lose 2 and in 2014 he won 2 halved 2 and lost just 1.
During the last Ryder Cup, Australian Jason Day sat at number one so nothing to report their.
What does it all mean?
Overall we believe that World Number ones have won 16, lost 15 and halved 8 since ranking began. So does what does this mean for Justin Rose. Well, we believe that if he plays 5 matches during the weekend. He will win 2, lose 2 and half 1. So there you go, get to the bookies and put your money on.
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