Tiger Woods has made a huge leap in the golf rankings

World Golf Rankings: Legendary Tiger Woods has made huge gains on his way back after his resurgence at the Augusta Masters. Tiger Woods posted the worst two rounds of his career at the Masters over the weekend, but only crushed the 15-time Major
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Woods, who has not played a competitive round since the 2020 Masters in November of that year, finished 973rd last week. He moved up to 745th place after his 47th place at the Augusta National.

World Golf Rankings: Tiger Woods jumps in golf rankings
World Golf Rankings: Tiger Woods jumps in golf rankings

World Golf Rankings: Legend Tiger Woods Gets Huge Profits On Return After Augusta Masters Rebound – Check Out

That’s a long way from the 679 weeks he spent at No. 1, but the 46-year-old’s ability to compete again has been in question since he almost lost his leg in a car crash 14 months ago.

Woods is unlikely to resume anything near the full PGA Tour schedule in the future, but said after Sunday’s round that he wants to play at The Open Championships in St. Andrews in July.

World Golf Rankings: Scotty Scheffler has increased her lead to the top with her win. Debuting as the new No. 1 just last week, Schaefler now has a 180.17-point lead over Colin Morikawa, who returned to No. 2 in the world as his single fifth in the Masters.

John Rahm is one place behind in the second week in a row and is at No. 3 after a T27 in the Masters. Victor Howland followed No. 4, Cameron Smith, who moved up to a career-best No. 5 despite a disappointing 73 on Sunday that left him tied for third.

Rory McIlroy tied the Sunday scoring record at Masters with 64 and his runners-up finish pushed him two places up to No. 7, just behind Patrick Cantley. Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Sam Burns dropped out of the top 10. Burns missed a cut in a single shot but slipped through Xander Schauffele to enter the top 10 for the first time, who also failed over the weekend.

World Golf Rankings: Legend Tiger Woods Gets Huge Profits On Return After Augusta Masters Rebound – Check Out

Joaquin Niemann also achieved a new career best, moving up five places to No. 15. The young Chilean started hot with 69 in August while playing with the Woods on Thursday before cooling off over the weekend and settling for a T35.

Sungjae Im (No. 21) and Shane Lori (30) each climbed five places with their top-10 finishes.

Phil Mickelson, who chose not to play the Masters when he took a break from competitive golf, was ranked 51st – out of the top-50 desired to qualify for all major world events.

Ricky Fowler slipped four places to 138 after failing to qualify for the Masters for the second year in a row. It is the lowest fowler since 2009 to finish the 251st ranking.

World Golf Rankings: Legend Tiger Woods Gets Huge Profits On Return After Augusta Masters Rebound – Check Out

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