Tiger Woods soars more than 500 spots on world golf ranking list

It used to be notable when Tiger Woods was not the No. 1 ranked player in the world.

Monday, Woods was shaking up the rankings. But it was for a different reason. After his performance in the Hero World Challenge, Woods leapt from No. 1199 to No. 668 on the Official World Golf Ranking list, tied with Canadian golfer Rico Hoey.

Woods finished T9 at the Hero, 10 shots back of winner Rickie Fowler after a weekend 68-68-75-68 performance.

Only 18 players competed. OWGR points were issued and Woods moved up the list for the first time since after the Hero in 2016. After that event, Woods stood at No. 650 in the world.

He failed to gain points in his subsequent starts. And after a missed cut at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open and a WD at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic — he had slipped to No. 674.

His ranking continued to slide at and bottomed out last week.


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