4 Oct 2011

Tiger Woods drops out of world's top 50

1:49 pm on 4 October 2011

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 50 in the world golf rankings for the first time in almost 15 years.

Woods, who hasn't won since the 2009 Australian Masters, had been in the top 50 since October 1996 - including 623 weeks at number one.

His ranking drop was guaranteed when Louis Oosthuizen tied for fifth yesterday at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Woods returns to the PGA tour this week in California, to play his first tournament in nearly two months.