Tiger Woods Surges in Rankings for First Time Since Masters

Tiger Woods Surges in Rankings for First Time Since Masters

Tiger Woods, the former No. 1 golfer in the world, began to turn his golfing fortunes arouid with a strong showing in the Australian Open.

Published November 14, 2011

Tiger Woods came up a little short on the final day of the Australian Open on Sunday, finishing third in the tournament.

But that finish was good enough to give Woods a boost in the Official World Golf Rankings, something that hadn’t happened since April. Woods jumped from 58th to 50th in the rankings after he recorded a 67 in the final round and came within a stroke of the lead on the back nine Sunday in Sydney.

Woods, once the world’s unchallenged No.1 golfer, can continue to get his game back on track this week during the Presidents Cup competition in Melbourne, Australia. He won’t be able to improve his ranking, but another good showing could give Woods strong momentum heading into next week's Chevron World Challenge, a tournament Woods hosts each year in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Contact Terrance Harris at terrancefharris@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @Terranceharris.

(Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Written by Terrance Harris


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