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Tiger Woods’ ranking is a bad sight at the moment.


The American golfer slipped to No. 674 in the world – his lowest ranking since he turned pro. It is also the lowest ranking for the champ since he was a 19-year old amateur making waves.

Woods departed the No. 1 spot early 2014 as he tied 25th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Not long thereafter he had his first back surgery and he has continually battled it at 41 years. The same back pain has ruled him out for the rest of the year. As he continually misses rounds, his rankings continue to plummet.

He now sits on the 674th spot in the world rankings – it showed how long his reign was but also reminds fans how things have gone sour. In 1994, he was outside the top 700 in the world but he witnessed a meteoric rise before 1998 where he was the top ranked.

Tiger Woods lately appears more kind, more gentle, warmer and fuzzier which he was not known for such in years back.


He would rather look right through people on the golf course than relate to them when they are off it.

Road to winning 79 tournaments, with 14 majors, Woods was a lone wolf who never wanted anyone as he shattered records. Currently, he surprisingly sounds like someone who craves companionship with his colleagues. People feel it’s weird.

Woods, who shot a 1-over 73 in Thursday’s first round of the Hero World Challenge at the Albany Golf Club, happens to be the oldest player in this week’s field, more than 10 years older than six of his 17 fellow competitors. He clocked 41 on 30th of December.

If everyone could notice Woods since before he won the first of his 14 career majors in 1997, he hardly sounded like his old self in his pre-tournament press conference when he spoke with desire about missing the camaraderie among the players on the PGA Tour.

There was a time when former world number one Tiger Woods and Charles Barkley were the best of friends, almost inseparable and always present by each other’s side. They hardly talk to each other now, having had an unceremonious end to their friendship but Barkley just cannot stop talking about Tiger.

Barkley sat down for an interview recently which was televised in the United States of America where he reiterated the act that he and Tiger are no longer friends. He said that he has not talked to the 14 time major winner since the accident. He added that since that time, both he and Tiger went in different directions.

Barkley mentioned that he is not upset by it but he is indeed a little bit disappointed to be very honest. According to Barkley, that particular night changed Tiger Woods forever. He mentioned that he chose to handle it his own way, and decided to sever ties with his friends and as his friend; he has to accept that decision made by him.