Tiger Woods drops to 50th in world rankings

    Former World Number One Tiger Woods, has dropped down to a lowly 50th place in the sports latest rankings.

    The American is now tied for 50th with Louis Oosthuizen. His last tournament win was back in November 2009 at the Australian Masters,hence his gradual fall in the placings.

    Meanwhile, Irish man Michael Hoey has moved into the top 100 following his win in the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.

    Hoey has moved from 271st to 98th in the latest rankings.

    England’s Luke Donald remains world number one ahead of compatriot Lee Westwood. US Open winner Rory McIlroy remains in third.

    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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