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.

Tiger Woods is regarded as the most successful American Golfer and hence he is one of the highest paid athletes in the world for many years.

He has broken several records of golf, which makes him one of the famous athletes today. The assistant captain has decided well in advance on the 4 players that the captain of the U.S. should choose for the Ryder Cup this year. This was stated as per Davis Love III. Love is quite happy with his team and the manner in which it’s shaping up. Well, there was an added benefit received by him when Jimmy Walker showed the outstanding golf of his career to achieve the maiden major title in the PG Championship.

There will be 8 players that would qualify in the contest, which will be held on merit at Hazeltine. Thereafter, Love will be unveiling the pick of 3 captains after the BMW Championship. This will be the 3rd of the 4 FexExCup events which will be concluded on 11th of September. The final choice will be made by him a fortnight later after the completion of the Tour Championship.

Welcome to a Masters free of Tiger. Well, this is for the second time in three years that Tiger Woods would be missing this highly anticipated event.

And fans must get used to this site. But if we be honest, everyone would agree that this is not something that people would stay used to.
Golf is nothing without Tiger – a lot of people believe that. He is one of the greatest players whose back gave out at last. It is disturbing for some that arguably the most important player is not here playing this year.

He is missing, but still he is very much present everywhere. There is not a press conference that goes by where his name is not mentioned. The kudos lavished upon him by the young people who grew up hero-worshiping him, the same person who are now taking over the game from him, is enlightening and laudatory. This is bit press conference, and bit oral history.

While the former # 1 golfer is struggling hurt to get back to his previous glorious position, David Love has advised him to go for more plays. According to the American Ryder Cup spearhead, tournaments would be able to cure Woods’ rust and lead him towards better performances.

According to Love, Tiger must not only focus on majors and he should try his chances at regular events as well.

In spite of his 2 month self-imposed hiatus to fix up his faltering performances, the former # 1 was able to finish in top twenty at the recently concluded Augusta National. After that, the 39-year-old did not specify when he would reappear and simply said that he would on a off for some time.

But according to golf pundits, Woods would be actually making a mistake if he turns his back to competitions ahead. This is especially more relevant when he is aspiring for Ryder Cup in 2016 – he is needed to extend his limited schedule as this would be really helpful in getting back to his previous confident form.