Rankings Report: Tiger Woods Enters Top 150

Don’t look now, but Tiger Woods has cracked the top 150 in the world rankings.

Tiger Woods World Ranking

OK, that doesn’t exactly compare to all those years when he was entrenched at No.1, but it’s a significant jump when you remember where he was just three months ago. Sunday’s share of second at the Valspar Championship moved him to 149th, a rise of 239 slots from last week.

“Well, just keep getting better. Just keep making incremental improvements and I think I’ve don’t that,” said Woods yesterday at Bay Hill, when asked about his expectations.

“Each and every week I’ve learned from what I’ve done and more importantly I’m learning my body. I’m learning how I can swing it and not swing it.

“My recovery, these are all things that are new. So I’m still learning, I’m getting a lot better at it, which is nice and I think that you’re starting to see the fruits of that now of the little tweaks I’ve made and I’m excited about it.”

On a grander scale, Woods has vaulted a cool 1,050 slots from where he stood before teeing it up at December’s Hero World Challenge, ending a 10-month layoff as he recovered from spinal fusion surgery.

RankTournamentFinishDate
149thValspar ChampionshipT23/12/2018
389thThe Honda Classic122/26/2018
544thGenesis OpenMC2/19/2018
539thFarmers Ins OpenT231/29/2018
668thHero World ChallengeT912/4/2017
1199thStarting PointN/A11/27/2017

Jeff Shain

Jeff is a contributor to Pro Golf Weekly. He is the managing editor of Prime Sports, and a weekly contributor to PGATour.com. As a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America, Jeff has covered golf for nearly two decades, including stops at the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and The Island Packet in South Carolina.

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