Tiger Woods has fallen to No. 8 in the world golf rankings, as of Monday. But Tiger Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Players Championship in Florida.
Who's No. 1?
Englishman Lee Westwood won the Ballantine's Championship this past week, to keep the top spot ahead of Martin Kaymer, who had 8 weeks in the No. 1 slot. Westwood has now held the top position for three consecutive weeks. Tiger Woods once held the No. 1 spot for 623 weeks.
Tiger's drop is a combination of poor performance, injuries, and a decline in participation on the pro tour.
The world professional golf rankings are based on points awarded according to the players' finishing positions each week in major professional golf tournaments worldwide. Points for each player are accumulated over a two year “rolling” period. Some events, such as the majors, are worth more points.