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Injured Tiger Woods slips out of world's top 20

Independent.ie reporters

Published 25/07/2011 | 12:16

Tiger Woods held the number one spot for more than a decade. Photo: Getty Images
Tiger Woods held the number one spot for more than a decade. Photo: Getty Images

Tiger Woods has dropped dramatically out of the world’s top 20 golfers ... for the first time in 14 years.

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Tiger, who held the number one spot for more than a decade, has not played since May 12 because of knee and tendon injuries.



He has dropped from 8th to 21st in that time.



Last Wednesday he announced that he will not have his caddie, New Zealander Steve Williams, by his side on his return.



But the news is better for Sergio Garcia.



He has earned a place in next week’s world championship by keeping his place in the game’s top 50.



With two successive top-10 finishes in majors and a play-off defeat in Germany, Garcia is now 48th going into this week’s tornament in West Virginia.



Rory McIlroy remains the highest-ranked Irish player in fourth position, while Graeme McDowell has dropped to 12th.



British Open champion Darren Clarke is 31st, but Pádraig Harrington has slipped to 64th.



World Rankings:



1 Luke Donald 9.72pts, 2 Lee Westwood 8.33, 3 Martin Kaymer 7.26, 4 Rory McIlroy 7.06 , 5 Steve Stricker 6.94, 6 Phil Mickelson 6.27, 7 Dustin Johnson 5.75, 8 Jason Day 5.44, 9 Matt Kuchar 5.38, 10 Nick Watney 5.24, 11 Charl Schwartzel 5.21, 12 Graeme McDowell 5.20 , 13 Bubba Watson 4.77, 14 KJ Choi 4.71, 15 Paul Casey 4.62, 16 Ian Poulter 4.45, 17 Adam Scott 4.05, 18 Hunter Mahan 3.78, 19 Robert Karlsson 3.75, 20 Retief Goosen 3.6

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