Tiger Slips in World Ranking....Again
We all remember when Tiger was No. 1 in the World Rank, and it seemed like no one would ever challenge his top spot; in fact, it took 281 weeks (over 5 years) for anyone to do so. Since that moment, we've all just assumed that Tiger would soon figure out his swing and take back his crown at the top again, but has not happened.
According to the new rankings, Tiger has now slipped to 8th in the world and has not yet made his comeback toward that that top spot.
(1) Lee Westwood
(2) Martin Kaymer
(3) Luke Donald
(4) Phil Mickelson
(5) Graeme McDowell
(6) Rory McIlroy
(7) Paul Casey
All of these individuals have perched themselves above Tiger in the World Rankings, and quite honestly, it's surprising that Tiger hasn't dropped farther. He hasn't had a victory since 2009 (Australian Open).
Will Tiger soon make his move? I'm going to be the optimistic one here and say, "Yes". I saw a spark in Tiger at the Masters that hasn't been there in some time, and even though he's been out for a couple of weeks with an injured MCL, I fully expect Tiger to be back on his game shortly.
His irons have been crisp and his focus is back. If he gets his putter hot again like the days of old, you'll see Tiger roar back to the top in an instant. But, like I said, I'm optimistic.