Rory McIlroy surpassed Nick Faldo as the British golfer who spent the most weeks as the world number one.
McIlroy has now spent a total of 98 weeks at the top on eight spells, one more week than six-time major winner Faldo.
The 30-year-old Northern Irishman is third on the global list behind Australian Greg Norman and the United States Tiger Woods.
Norman was world number one for 331 weeks, while Woods, 15-time winner of the competition, spent 683 weeks at the top.
After finishing fifth in the weekend’s WGC-Mexico championship, McIlroy is guaranteed to be the world number one for at least another week, ahead of Spain’s Jon Rahm and American Brooks Koepka in the standings.
Four-time major winner McIlroy returned to the top of the rankings after almost five years earlier this month.
McIlroy’s longest stretch as number one came in August 2014, when he spent 54 weeks as the world’s first golfer.