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GOLF: Tiger Woods drops out of top 50

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 2:05 PM
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Tiger Woods has slipped out of the world's top 50 for the first time in three years.



Tiger Woods has dropped to 56th in the world rankings after missing the cut at the Phoenix Open by 12 shots on his first outing of 2015.



The 14-time major winner shot a second-round 82 – his worst score since turning professional – to underline his struggles, having undergone back surgery last year.



Since winning his first pro title in October 1996, Woods has not ranked lower than 58th, but a 19-year low could soon be on the cards if he does not rediscover his form soon.



Brooks Koepka was the eventual winner of the tournament as he moved to 19th in the world rankings.



The 24-year-old signed off with a five-under 66 to finish a shot clear of Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer and Hideki Matsuyama.



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