Don’t look now, but Tiger Woods has cracked the top 150 in the world rankings.
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.
|389th||The Honda Classic||12||2/26/2018|
|539th||Farmers Ins Open||T23||1/29/2018|
|668th||Hero World Challenge||T9||12/4/2017|