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Wait his name is Eldrick?  Yes, Eldrick Woods has fallen out of the top 50 in the world golf rankings for the first time in almost 15 years.  His streak of 778 consecutive weeks inside the top 50, which started in 1996, has ended.

Knowing Tiger as being one of the greatest athletes off all time one might ask, “How did this happen so quickly?” or “What the heck happened?”  Let’s Break It Down:

The First Fall December 11th, 2009 – Tiger Woods announced he would take an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted to cheating on his wife.  (With over a dozen women…) (PS his ex wife is hot)  Woods returned to competition on April 8th, 2010 for The Masters after a 20-week break.

2010 Was A Brutal Winless Season For Tiger – The first time since he turned pro.

2011 Was The Straw That Broke The Tiger’s Back – Woods hasn’t won a tournament in nearly 2 years.  He has played in 9 PGA tour events this year with his best finish being tied for 4th at The Masters.  He has only had 3 top 25 finishes and had to withdraw from The Players Championship.  He completely missed the cut at The PGA Championship and has now dropped from 2nd to 58th in the official golf rankings.  Tiger barely even qualified for his own even (top 50 entry) in September when he was ranking 46th overall.

He is playing like an Eldrick Woods, not like Tiger Woods.

2011 will also be known as the year of weinergate for Tiger.  A fan threw a hot dog at Tiger while he was lining up for a putt.  The man said he wanted to do something courageous and epic.  He succeeded.  He was then arrested for being Ludacris, I mean for disturbing the peace.

What else was there… oh yeah… the racial slur.  Ex-caddie Scott Williams said, after gloating about his win with another golfer, that his aim was to shove it right up Tiger’s black……

After all of that, Tiger’s most recent tournament did show a few rays of hope however.  The Frys.com Open – 3 straight rounds of 68.  Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for the win but his game does seem to be coming back around.  Let’s hope for golf’s sake that Tiger gets his roar back.

Check out Tiger’s page over at Golf.com – http://www.golf.com/golf/special_feature/0,31941,1899420,00.html

– B Cool

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