Tiger Woods' return to the Hero World Challenge could lead to a massive jump back up the world rankings

iger Woods is ranked 1,266th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking is hard to fathom and hardly surprising.

The man who has held the top spot for more weeks than any golfer since the OWGR's inception in 1986 (683) has played just nine rounds of competitive golf.

Naturally, he had a good fall. down the rankings as the 46-year-old continues to nurse his surgically rebuilt right leg back to health.

And you may recall that his last round at an official OWGR event before the crash actually came at the 2020 November Masters,

The good news is that we will see a large number of Tigers in the coming days. He is scheduled to play the Hero World Challenge.

By competing in the Bahamas in the Hero, Woods will be playing in an 18-player no-cut tournament that will offer points toward the world rankings.

Woods began 2022 ranked 598th and fell to 973rd before returning to play at the Masters, making the cut to finish 47th and jumping to 757th.