Tiger Woods moves up nearly 250 spots in Official World Golf Rankings

Tiger Woods may have put together a more successful week than it first appeared at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Of course just making it through four rounds was a success for the oft-injured Tiger, but his position in the Official World Golf Rankings also shot up after finishing 15th out of 17.

Why? Well, the Hero World Challenge is not a huge point-earning event, but Tiger had not accumulated any OWGR points in nearly 16 months.

Here is his decline from the end of the Wyndham Championship in August 2015 when he was ranked No. 257 until last week when he came into the tournament ranked No. 898 (the lowest spot of his career). After shooting 4-under 284 on the week, Woods bounced over 200 spots all the way to No. 650.


He actually joked about this happening at the beginning of the week.

"I think if I could sneak my way into the top 1,000, I think it would be a heck of a goal," Woods said.

He did a lot better than that. Of course, he was also guaranteed to jump at least 150 just by finishing the event.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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