Tiger Woods continued to slip the golf’s world rankings from eighth down to 12th position, the first time he has been outside the world top 10 since winning the Masters in 1997.
His high profile infidelity that led to a costly divorce from his wife has devastated him mentally. Followed by a long lay-off after the incident, has affected his game.
Since his comeback, he has yet to regain his luster performance and the lost glory where he was once the top player and the dominant athlete of the game.
The following are the top 20 golfers in the world based on their performance as of May 2011:
[1.] Lee Westwood (England) 8.08 pts; [2.] Luke Donald (England) 8.02 pts; [3.] Martin Kaymer (Germany) 7.49 pts; [4.] Phil Mickelson (US) 6.30 pts; [5.] Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) 5.71 pts; [6.] Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 5.46 pts; [7.] Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 5.16 pts; [8.] Steve Stricker (US) 5.15 pts; [9.] Paul Casey (England) 5.13 pts; [10.] Matt Kuchar (US) 5.09 pts; [11.] Bubba Watson (US) 5.04 pts; [12.] Tiger Woods (US) 5.03 pts; [13.] Dustin Johnson (US) 4.98 pts; [14.] Ian Poulter (England) 4.87 pts; [15.] Nick Watney (US) 4.79 pts; [16.] KJ Choi (South Korea) 4.56 pts; [17.] Jim Furyk (US) 4.39 pts; [18.] Hunter Mahan (US) 4.18 pts; [19.] Francesco Molinari (Italy) 4.14 pts; [20.] Ernie Els (South Africa) 4.08 pts .