Woods's slump gathers pace

2011-07-25 12:41
Tiger Woods (File)

London -Tiger Woods has fallen out of the world top 20 for the first time since January 1997.

The former world No 1 has not played since May 12 because of knee and Achilles tendon injuries although he is expected to announce later this week that he will return to action at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday week.

That would test his fitness ahead of the year's final Major, the PGA Championship in Atlanta, which starts on August 11.

Woods has dropped from eighth to 21st in the rankings in that time and last Wednesday announced on his website that he had fired his longtime caddie, New Zealander Steve Williams.

Top 20:

1. Luke Donald (ENG) 9.72
2. Lee Westwood (ENG) 8.33
3. Martin Kaymer (GER) 7.26
4. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 7.06
5. Steve Stricker (USA) 6.94
6. Phil Mickelson (USA) 6.27
7. Dustin Johnson (USA) 5.75
8. Jason Day (AUS) 5.44
9. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.38
10. Nick Watney (USA) 5.24
11. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 5.21
12. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 5.20
13. Bubba Watson (USA) 4.77
14. KJ Choi (KOR) 4.71
15. Paul Casey (ENG) 4.62
16. Ian Poulter (ENG) 4.45
17. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.05
18. Hunter Mahan (USA) 3.78
19. Robert Karlsson (SWE) 3.75
20. Retief Goosen (RSA) 3.67


Olesen claims Dunhill crown

2015-10-04 18:41


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

UK expert: Boks ‘have KO game’
Ireland hold on to down Italy
As it happened: Ireland 16-9 Italy
All Blacks sympathise with England
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.