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Woods Drops Out Of Top 20

Bad week for former world number one

Posted Jul 27, 2011 by Chris White

Woods has gone out of the top 20 and sacked his caddie all in one week

In a week where he sacked his caddie and good friend, Steve Williams isn’t the only man to have been dropped as Tiger Woods has fallen out of the world’s top 20 in the latest rankings for the first time in 14 years.

Tiger was ranked as the world’s best golfer for 11 years, in ten different spells but has not been seen on a golf course since limping out of the Players’ Championship at Sawgrass after nine holes, with knee and achilles problems. He was ranked as the world number 8 at the time, but he now finds himself in 21st, without a caddie and hoping to return at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational next month.

A resurgent Sergio Garcia, on the other hand, is on the rise in the rankings, with the Spaniard now up to 48th, meaning he keeps his place at the world championship.

Open winner Darren Clarke is another player on the move, up to 31st after his win at Royal St George’s, while runners up Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson remain 6th and 7th respectively.

Top 20:
1 Luke Donald, 2 Lee Westwood, 3 Martin Kaymer, 4 Rory McIlroy, 5 Steve Stricker, 6 Phil Mickelson, 7 Dustin Johnson, 8 Jason Day, 9 Matt Kuchar, 10 Nick Watney, 11 Charl Schwartzel, 12 Graeme McDowell, 13 Bubba Watson, 14 KJ Choi, 15 Paul Casey, 16 Ian Poulter, 17 Adam Scott, 18 Hunter Mahan, 19 Robert Karlsson, 20 Retief Goosen

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