With Tiger dropping out of the Top 50, and Phil Mickelson flirting with irrelevance, I thought it might interesting to take a look at how the top ten of the World Golf Rankings have change since 2005
|Rank||2005||2009||2015 – Week 6|
|1||Vijay Singh||Tiger Woods||Rory McIlroy|
|2||Tiger Woods||Phil Mickelson||Henrik Stenson|
|3||Ernie Els||Steve Stricker||Bubba Watson|
|4||Retief Goosen||Lee Westwood||Jason Day|
|5||Phil Mickelson||Padraig Herrington||Adam Scott|
|6||Padraig Harrington||Jim Furyk||Jim Furyk|
|7||Sergio Garcia||Paul Casey||Sergio Garcia|
|8||Mike Wier||Henrik Stenson||Justin Rose|
|9||Davis Love III||Rory McIlroy||Jordan Spieth|
|10||Stewart Cink||Kenny Perry||Matt Kuchar|
From 2005, none of the players in the top ten remain. From 2015, there are just two: Rory McIlroy, who climbed from ninth to first, and Jim Furyk, who remains at 7.
It has been a real changing of the guard.
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Also, Henrik Stenson is on the 2009 chart at 8, and is now #2.
The most surprising name not on the 2015 list? Rickie Fowler.
I know that I have been saying for 6 years that I thought that Tiger would never catch Jack… but I never expected him to stop winning completely. I am wondering with this short return and then possible re-injury if we may never be able to see him play well again. I hope that is not the case.
I may not be a big Tiger fan, but it was upsetting to see him have to dropout like that. And I don’t think it was a work (to use a Wrestling term). I think some of his other injuries have been works, but not this time.