Just competing last week at the Hero World Challenge moved Tiger Woods up to 248 places in the Official World Golf Rankings to No. 650.
Woods finished the competition against a top-ranked field in the invitation-only tournament, which carries world ranking points. He ended up 15th in the 18-player field (Justin Rose withdraw after round one). Progress for Woods, who showed signs of his former World No. 1 self in a second-round 65.
Jason Day remains atop the rankings followed by Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson. Sitting at No. 1 year ago, Jordan Spieth rounded the Top 5.
Finishing 18-under for a two-shot win at the Hero World Challenge, Hideki Matsuyama is No. 6 in the world and probably the game’s hottest player. He won twice on the Japan Tour since the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship. He also captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in China and was runner-up at the CIMB Classic.
Other Golf News:
- Harold Varner III’s win at the Australian PGA Championship moved him up 76 places to No. 108 in the world rankings. The event was co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour Australasian.
- Alex Noren, who ended 2015 at 96th in the world rankings, sits at No. 9 this week. The Swede has four European Tour victories this year including the Scottish Open.