Tiger Woods has jumped to sixth in rankings, after he won his fifth Masters since 2005 on Sunday in Augusta, Ga. The golf legend who dipped as low as 1,199th in the rankings while undergoing four back surgeries and believing he might never play again, entered the tournament at No. 12 in the world, equaling his highest ranking since the 2014 season.
He had climbed all the way to 26th within eight months of his lowest point before reaching 13th by the end of the 2018 season, following a victory at the Tour Championship.
However Tiger Woods who jumped to sixth in rankings after yesterday’s game, started Sunday two strokes back of Italy’s Francesco Molinari, a margin that remained through 11 holes, before overcoming the gap in the closing stretch to claim his fifth green jacket. The last time Woods held the world’s top ranking was 10 weeks into the 2014 season. He holds the all-time records for most consecutive weeks (281) and most career weeks (683) atop the rankings. The last time Woods held the world’s top ranking was 10 weeks into the 2014 season. He holds the all-time records for most consecutive weeks (281) and most career weeks (683) atop the rankings.
Dustin Johnson reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the world after tying for second place, one stroke back of Woods. Johnson birdied four times in a five-hole span on the back nine to shoot 68. We also learnt that the golfer took home $2.07 million after the big win.
Here is the complete FedExCup points and purse breakdown for winner Tiger Woods, and the rest of the players who made the cut at the 2019 Masters Tournament;
|21||Si Woo Kim||42||107,956|
|32||Charles Howell III||26||68,042|
|36||Rafa Cabrera Bello||19||55,488|