Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson BOTH outside Top 100 for the first time EVER

The world's top 100 has always featured either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson since 1993, but that run has now come to an end.

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Tue, 18 May 2021

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson BOTH outside Top 100 for the first time EVER

A record that has been going on since 1993 has come to an abrupt end, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson now both outside of the top 100 players in the world ranking for the first time ever.

For almost 30 years, the top 100 in the world has always featured at least one of the iconic Americans and of course for many of those years it consisted of both of them.

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Woods and Mickelson dominated the PGA Tour for decades and no matter where they sit in the current rankings, they will forever be known as two of the most talented athletes the world has ever seen.

Mickelson, 50, has been struggling on the PGA Tour as of late, missing four cuts in his last 10 starts, with his best finish in those tournaments coming at The Masters, where he finished in a tie for 21st.

The left-handed superstar has performed well on the Champions Tour, winning twice, but his current world ranking sees him in 115th place, meaning he needed a special exemption to be invited to this year's US Open, the only major he is yet to win in his career.

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Woods' fall from grace is a little different however, as he has dropped out of the top 100 due to the fact he hasn't played a competitive round of golf since the 2020 Masters Tournament where he was defending his title, having won his 15th major the previous year.

After finishing T38 during his title defence, Woods was 33rd in the world, but a few months later, the 45-year-old's life changed when he crashed his car at high speed and was rushed to hospital for surgery.

Woods now hasn't competed on the PGA Tour in over six months, causing his world ranking to drop every week he is out of action.

Prior to last week's AT&T Byron Nelson, Woods was sitting 97th, but with another event passing him by, he dropped out of the top 100 and is now World No.103.

His health is of course the main priority, but there is not a single person out there who doesn't want to see Woods make a comeback and start to climb the world ranking once again, whilst Mickelson has that opportunity this week at the PGA Championship.

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