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Troubled Tiger now ranked lowly 50th in world golf rankings

Independent.ie reporters

Published 03/10/2011 | 12:30

FOR the first time in 15 years, Tiger Woods is no longer one of the world’s top 50 golfers.

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He is tied for 50th with Louis Oosthuizen.. Woods was last out of the top 50 on Oct. 13, 1996, but since then has won 14 major tournaments.



His last tournament win was in November 2009 at the Australian Masters



Meanwhile, Ireland’s Michael Hoey has moved into the top 100 of golf's world rankings following his win in the Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.



Hoey climbs from 271st to 98th in the updated standings, which also see former world number one Tiger Woods drop outside the top 50 to 51st.



England's Luke Donald remains world number one ahead of compatriot Lee Westwood, with US Open champion Rory McIlroy - second to Hoey yesterday - in third.



Kevin Na's victory at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas yesterday moves him up from 76th to 62nd.



Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Luke Donald 10.70, 2 Lee Westwood 7.79, 3 Rory McIlroy 7.35, 4 Steve Stricker 6.56, 5 Dustin Johnson 6.49, 6 Martin Kaymer 6.34, 7 Jason Day 5.94, 8 Adam Scott 5.69, 9 Matt Kuchar 5.61, 10 Phil Mickelson 5.59, 11 Nick Watney 5.37, 12 Charl Schwartzel 4.93, 13 Webb Simpson 4.91, 14 Graeme McDowell 4.73, 15 KJ Choi 4.70, 16 Bubba Watson 4.38, 17 Justin Rose 4.23, 18 David Toms 4.16, 19 Hunter Mahan 4.14, 20 Paul Casey 3.96.



Other leading Europeans: 23 Ian Poulter, 24 Robert Karlsson, 28 Simon Dyson, 29 Anders Hansen, 30 Thomas Bjorn, 32 Francesco Molinari, 34 Martin Laird, 38 Darren Clarke, 39 Matteo Manassero, 41 Alvaro Quiros, 44 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 47 Sergio Garcia, 53 Peter Hanson, 55 Edoardo Molinari, 56 Fredrik Jacobson, 72 Alexander Noren, 74 Nicolas Colsaerts, 78 Padraig Harrington, 79 Ross Fisher, 88 Brian Davis, 89 Jamie Donaldson, 91 Fredrik Andersson Hed, 92 Raphael Jacquelin, 94 Pablo Larrazabal, 95 Carl Pettersson, 96 Joost Luiten, 98 Michael Hoey, 99 David Lynn



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