This week, Tiger Woods fell out of the World Golf Rankings’ Top 50 for the first time in 15 years. That is a long ways to fall for a guy that held one of the top three spots for 719 consecutive weeks.
What is even more amazing is just how quickly Woods fell from his previous heights. It was almost as quick as his meteoric rise.
Woods turned pro in August, 1996. He debuted in the World Golf Rankings at number 75 in October, 1996. It only took him 28 weeks to crack the top 10 and reach number three in the world. It was only nine weeks after that, when Woods was ranked number one for the first time, unseating Greg Norman. On the other hand, it took him just 49 weeks to go from number one to 51st in the world.
Here is a look at Tiger’s weekly rankings since his rookie year…
All data via OfficialWorldGolfRanking.com
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