Answer: Tiger Woods
Tiger attained the #1 ranking in the pro gold world rankings in June of 1997. He spent the next 13 years being a force to be reckoned with. He spent 264 weeks from 1999 to 2004 at the very top, and another and another span of 281 weeks from 2005 to 2010. Injuries and off-course issues have plagued the gold legend over the past 6 years, but his early success can not be argued against.