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Tiger Woods drops outside of top 1,000 golf players in new rankings

Tiger Woods has dropped outside of top 1,00 golf players for the first time in his professional career. the 41-year old has had injury plagued two years and has hardly played.

other sports Updated: Jul 18, 2017 00:03 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles
Tiger Woods,Golf,PGA
Tiger Woods has had just one top- 20 finish in last two years(AFP)

Tiger Woods has dropped outside the top 1,000 players in the world for the first time in his professional career, latest rankings showed Monday.

The official World Golf Ranking showed Woods placed at 1,005, reflecting the former world number one’s injury-hit two years that have seen him hardly play.

Woods, whose attempts to resurrect his career have been scuttled by a series of operations on his back since 2014, has made only one top-20 finish in the past two seasons.

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The 41-year-old once held the world number one ranking for a record 683 weeks.

This year Woods’ rehabilitation from injury was overshadowed by his arrest in May for driving under the influence.

Last month the 14-time major winner said he planned to seek professional help to treat pain medication dependency.

Woods, whose 79 career PGA Tour wins are three shy of Sam Snead’s all-time record, has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won any event since the 2013 World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 23:55 IST