For the first time in almost 15 years, Tiger Woods’ is ranked outside the world’s top 50.
The 14-time major winner has endured a troubled time over recent years due to personal issues off the course and injuries and a lack of form on it.
He is now ranked 51 as he returns to action this week in the Frys.com Open. Accompanied by his new caddie, Joe LaCava, Woods will be hoping to begin his return to form in time for his appearance for the US team at November’s President’s Cup in Australia.
Woods’ place in the team has been guaranteed by Cup captain Fred Couples, who chose the 34-year-old as one of his wild-card picks.
At the top of the word rankings, England’s Luke Donald is still number one, immediately ahead of compatriot Lee Westwood with US Open champion Rory McIlroy in third after finishing as runner-up at the Dunhill Links Championship behind fellow Northern Irishman Michael Hoey.
Hoey, meanwhile, has moved into the top 100 of the world rankings following his win, climbing from 271st to 98th in the updated standings.
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