Re: Wouldn't it be ironic...
i think the word consistency is not understood properly. perhaps you can go to dictionary.com
that aside, yes, the ranking system doesn't let the 2GS (potential YEC) to be world #1 this year. that's because, if you only show up during majors, during those sparse tournaments, it's not going to reward you with enough to take that position. CONSISTENTLY GOOD is they key, and what the ranking means.
of course, if you can change the system and make it more perfect, go ahead! tell wta tour how to do it!