Tag Archives: World Rankings

Mar
29
2015

Tiger Woods, who hasn’t played competitive golf since early February due to injury to his game and health, is dropping outside of the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time since he entered it after capturing his maiden victory on the PGA Tour in 1996. Yep, it’s been almost 20 years that the former world no. 1 was ranked inside the top 100 golfers on the planet.

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Oct
2
2011

Tiger: Waaaaah!

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in almost 15 years.

When the new rankings are published tomorrow, Tiger’s streak of 778 consecutive weeks inside the top 50 will end. It’ll be his lowest rank since October 13, 1996, when he was No. 61. Mind you, he only turned pro in late August of that year.

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Sep
12
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Rory rises to No. 3

In his quest to attain the top of the world rankings (like his girlfriend), Rory McIlroy moved to a career-best No. 3, but called it a “consolation” after finishing third at the KLM Open in Holland. (Which serves as exhibit 2,343,352 that winning is more important to most players than a number.) Via the Belfast Telegraph:

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Jun
28
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy improved to a career-best No. 3 in the world rankings, giving the UK an unprecedented sweep of the top-three spots. McIlroy, who hails from Northern Ireland, is taking time off before the British Open, but he moved ahead of Germany’s Martin Kaymer after Kaymer’s mediocre showing at last week’s Munich Open. Here’s a list of the world’s top 20:

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Apr
25
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Confidential

Lee Westwood retakes the top spot in world rankings

As you’ve probably heard, Lee Westwood, who celebrated his 38th birthday with a victory at the Indonesian Masters, recaptured the number-one spot in the official world rankings after Luke Donald lost in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker on the other side of the world at The Heritage. With both Donald and Westwood in contention going into the weekend, it was clear one of them would replace Martin Kaymer, who didn’t compete last week, as No. 1 (if Donald had also won, he would have surpassed Westwood).

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