The most dominant sportsmen

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When Lee Westwood became golf's world number one yesterday he brought an end to Tiger Woods' run of 281 weeks at the top.

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It was a remarkable feat of dominance by Woods and one that reflected his stature as one of the game's greats. Had it not been for the scandals and his subsequent sabbatical from the game, the American's run could have gone on for much longer.

In recognition of Woods' achievement, here, we take a look at the sportsmen who reigned supreme in their field and dominated the sport for a lengthy period.