23 May 2011

Woods plummets down world rankings

6:41 pm on 23 May 2011

Tiger Woods has plummeted to 12th on the latest world golf rankings, droppingt out side the top ten for the first time since 1997.

The former world number hasn't had a tournament win since the 2009 Australian Masters and has been steadily losing ranking points because of his recent struggles on and off the course.

It's been almost three years since he won the last of his 14 major titles and the prospect of adding any more in the near future seems unlikely, after he withdrew from this month's Players Championship because of injury.

Woods has already had four surgeries on his troublesome left knee and his latest injury setback comes at an inconvenient time with the second major of the year, next month's U.S. Open.