Tiger Woods: Yet Another Fall in Official World Golf Ranking

John BurkeContributor IMay 9, 2011

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10:  Tiger Woods walks up the 17th fairway during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The news cannot seem to get any worse for Tiger Woods these days.

First, Woods injures his foot and knee at the Masters. As a result, he is wearing a protective boot and was forced to take a month off from competitive golf.

Then, Woods dropped yet another spot in the world rankings.

That is right. The world's former No. 1 player, has slipped yet again. This time to Paul Casey. 

With Casey moving up to the seventh spot in the world, Woods has slipped to eighth. 

Injury aside, this move comes as a major shock to many.

When Woods first lost his grip on the No. 1, many golf fans thought it would not be a question of if he recaptured the top spot but when

But with Woods' game in rough shape, the question now becomes if he will ever be back on top. 

And while Woods returns to competition on Thursday at The Players Championship, it is no guarantee his game will return with him.

This year, Woods' game has only made brief appearances. And other than a couple of rounds, Woods has not been able to put together a solid stretch of good play. 

So question Woods' game as much as you want. 

Just be sure to never  question his drive. 

His drive remains. He wants to be the greatest ever. He wants to be the best.