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Tiger Woods set for highest ranking in over five years


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Tiger Woods plays his shot on the South Course during the first round of the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 24, 2019 in San Diego, California. Donald Miralle/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods could take another significant step in the world rankings this week at Torrey Pines, writes  

If he were to capture an eighth career title at the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods, now ranked 13th, could move as high as number sixth in the world, according to Golf Channel’s OWGR guru Alan Robison.

Woods is making his first PGA Tour start since his victory last September at the Tour Championship.


With a runner-up finish, Woods could rise as high as No. 8, while a third-place showing – and perhaps even a 10th-place finish – could put him back in the top 10 in the world for the first time since August 2014. If he finishes 25th, he could be as high as 11th.

There figures to be plenty of volatility in the rankings, as 13 of the top 17 in the world are playing across the globe this week.  
One ranking that won’t change: world No. 1. No matter how Justin Rose finishes this week at Torrey Pines, he won’t lose his top spot to Brooks Koepka.
Meanwhile, Woods hopes to get his year off to a strong start at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open.

The event is held at Torrey Pines, a place Tiger Woods has “owned” throughout his entire career, picking up eight wins, including his last major title at the 2008 U.S. Open.

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