Woods down to 205th in rankings

The 14-time major winner missed the cut at the US Open

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods at Chambers Bay. Credit: Ross Kinnaird (Getty Images)

The American has dropped to below 200 for the first time in 19 years.

Tiger Woods has dropped to no. 205 in the world after his missed cut at the US Open.

After carding rounds of 80 and 76, the American failed to make the weekend at Chambers Bay.

The last time he was out of the top 200 was in September 1996, seven months before he won his first major at the Masters.

Woods was positioned ten places higher before his poor performance in Seattle, but he has now been overtaken by Maximilian Kieffer, Peter Uihlein and Julien Quesne among others.

Speaking after his first round on Thursday, the 14-time major winner said that he believed he was still on the right path as he continues to implement a new swing.

He made eight bogeys and one triple-bogey during his first round and eight more bogeys in his second round in the company of Louis Oosthuizen and Rickie Fowler.

Woods made only three birdies throughout the course of the two days and finished one shot better than Fowler's 81 after the first round.

In April, Woods confirmed his schedule for the summer, listing the Greenbrier Classic, the Open and his own event, the Quicken Loans National, as his other guaranteed appearances.

He is currently positioned between John Huh and England's Matthew Fitzpatrick in the rankings.

Elsewhere, US Open winner Jordan Spieth is still in second place behind Rory McIlroy. Dustin Johnson is in third, with Justin Rose moving up to fourth.


Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.