Tiger Woods has fallen out of the world top 20 for the first time since January 1997.
The former world No.1 has not played since May 12 because of knee and Achilles tendon injuries although he is expected to announce later this week that he will return to action at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday week.
That would test his fitness ahead of the year's final Major, the USPGA Championship in Atlanta, which starts on August 11.Woods has dropped from eighth to 21st in the rankings in that time and last Wednesday announced on his website that he had fired his longtime caddie, New Zealander Steve Williams.
Johor Bahru: Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington will return to defend his title at the fifth edition of the Iskandar Johor Open, which will offer a 60 percent increase in prize money, the Asian Tour said on Monday. "I am really looking forward to returning to the Iskandar Johor Open to defend my title," he said.
Chopra ends at 45
Columbus, US: Daniel Chopra carded a two-over 73 to slip 11 spots and finish tied 45th in the Nationwide Tour's Children's Hospital Invitational.