Tiger Loses #1 Ranking

Vijay Singh has won the Deutsche Bank Championship and ousted Tiger Woods from the world number 1 ranking that he had held for a record 264 straight weeks. Congrats to Singh, who has had a terrific year, and kudos to Woods for his consistency. Woods’ golf game has been only excellent, rather than his previous phenomenal, for the last couple of seasons. Even at less than his best, he’s been good enough until now to stay atop the world rankings.

Meanwhile, Tiger has other things on his mind. In addition to his pending marriage, his father Earl’s prostate cancer has returned.

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  1. Yes, it’s good to see Vijay get a little bit of recognition, even though I hate how he uses his stomach to keep his putter straight.