Money lists and FedEx Cup lists are fine, but they're incomplete. They don't account for the European Tour and sometimes don't accurately capture dominating performances.
Each week, Kyle Porter will put together a list of the 10 best golfers in the world right now based on a variety of factors - some subjective but most objective.
Wins trump most other things. He'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.
Brandt Snedeker put it pretty succinctly last week when he said "I feel like I'm running into Hall of Famers every week."
It's been two future ones (Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson) that have kept him in second place in each of his last two events.
Add a T3 for Snedeker at the Tournament of Champions and a top 25 finish at the Sony Open to his back-to-back second place finishes and we have the defending FedEx Cup champion backing up his title with one of the more impressive non-Tiger starts to a season in recent memory.
While it's true that wins are all that matters to golfers like Snedeker, Woods, and Mickelson, consistency counts for something too when putting together a power ranking of the best golfers in the world.
I can't keep Snedeker on top forever without a win but for this week he stands alone as the best golfer of 2013.