Tiger Woods Up To Highest Ranking In Over Three Years

The 14-time major winner has moved up 1,111 spots since his return in December

Tiger Woods Up To Highest Ranking In Over Three Years
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Tiger Woods moves up to his highest ranking in over three years after making the cut at The Masters

Tiger Woods Up To Highest Ranking In Over Three Years

Tiger Woods has moved up to his highest world ranking position in over three years after making the cut at The Masters.

Woods finished in a tie for 32nd place after a 69 - his first under par round of the week. In all, he posted rounds of 73, 75, 72 and 69 for a total of +1.

It was the American's first major championship since the 2015 USPGA Championship and his first Augusta appearance in three years having missed the last two with injury.

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He moves up to 88th in the Official World Golf Ranking, which is his highest position since 8th March 2015.

He was ranked 1,999th prior to his start at the Hero World Challenge in early December, meaning he has risen 1,111 spots in just over four months.

After completing his final round at Augusta, he said, "You know I felt like I hit it well enough off the tee to do some things but I hit my irons awful for the week.

"I did not putt well today. I three putted seven from about six feet and three putted eighteen there. Today was absolutely the highest I could have shot and that part is the positive part.

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"The problem is, the disappointing part is I just didn't put it together when I needed to for the entire week.

"But overall this is my, I don't know what whether it's five or six tournaments into it, to be able to compete out here and to score like I did, it feels good."

The 14-time major winner recently confirmed a start in 'The National' tournament from 28th June - 1st July at TPC Potomac.

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The National has had previous sponsors such at AT&T and Quicken Loans. Woods has won there twice in 2009 and 2012.

He will likely tee it up at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on 10th May where he has won twice - in 2001 and most recently in 2013.

There is the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow the week before The Players and Woods may opt to play that too. He last played the event in 2012 but has never won it.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5