Tiger Woods Continues Free Fall, Drops from Golf's Top 20

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 26, 2011

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Tiger Woods walks up the second hole fairway during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods is no longer recognized as one of the top 20 golfers in the world. For the man who used to be in the running for the status as best golfer of all time, this is a pretty big drop.

This marks Tiger's first time out of the top 20 since 1997.


That's a scary thought. 

2010 obviously wasn't Tiger's year. He failed to qualify for the Tour Championship for the first time since 1996 and didn't manage to legitimately qualify for the Ryder Cup, instead being chosen by Corey Pavin through one of Pavin's captain's picks, a definite drop-off from previous years.

Tiger also didn't win a single major, and hasn't won one since the U.S. Open in 2008.

Between Tiger's cheating, his divorce, his injuries and the recent firing of his caddy, Steve Williams, it looks like Tiger is officially done.

Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors is getting further and further away from Tiger. Most people are starting to have their doubts.

If Tiger Woods had never picked up a golf club, I probably would have never watched golf much. I'm not a huge golf fan, but the accomplishments Tiger has reached on the golf course speak for themselves.

However, I don't see him getting back to where he was, and I'm not sure if he'll even win another major again.

Tiger Woods will go down as one of the best golfers of all time, but it looks like he truly is done


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