Tiger Woods moves up over 500 spots in the world rankings

By Jay Betsill

Tiger Woods vaulted up 531 spots in the Official World Golf Rankings following his tie for ninth in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods finished at 8-under, 10 shots behind the champion Rickie Fowler.

The 14-time major champion is now tied with Canadian Tour player Rico Hoey at No. 668 in the latest rankings.

Woods had previously teed it up twice in 2017, missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torry Pines and withdrawing the following wee prior to the second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Dustin Johnson currently sits atop the golf rankings, followed by Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Woods has spent the most consecutive weeks (281) and most total weeks (683) at No. 1 in the world in golf history.

Woods is expected to tee it up next at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club, Jan. 25-28.