TIGER WOODS has held the World Number One position for a total of 505 weeks .
The other players who have had official World Number 1 status in the 22 year history of the Ranking are BERNHARD LANGER (3 weeks), SEVE BALLESTEROS (61 weeks), GREG NORMAN (331 weeks), NICK FALDO (97 weeks), IAN WOOSNAM (50 weeks), FRED COUPLES (16 weeks), NICK PRICE (44 weeks), TOM LEHMAN (1 week), ERNIE ELS (9 weeks), DAVID DUVAL (15 weeks) and VIJAY SINGH (32 weeks)
Jack Nicklaus 18titles 1962-1986
Tiger Woods 14titles 1997-2008 Active on Pga Tour.
Walter Hagen 11titles 1914-1929
Ben Hogan 9titles 1946-1953
Gary Player 9titles 1959-1978
Gary Player has the most major victories of the non Americans, and there will be a while till that record is broken. Ernie Else and Vijay Sing ought to be the highest active non Americans at this moment with 3 major titles each.
Tiger Woods is the by far most major winner active today with his 14 titles, Ernie Else, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Sing are closest to Tiger with 3 each.
Tiger Woods has only 4 major titles left to reach Jack Nicklaus, and if he plans to win majors for as many years he has 13 years to go to get those 4 titles.