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How is it a professional golfer who has not won an event in over 17 months, is still ranked in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings?  How can this be you ask?  The answer,  simply put, is  the World Golf Ranking System is flawed.

Yes, I am talking about Tiger Woods. Woods has not won a major in the past three years. Woods has not won a single golf tournament in 17 months. This season, he’s finished only once in the Top 10: at the WGC-Cadillac Championship last month he finished T10th. Woods has slid to No. 7 in the world.  Now the PGA Tour is listing his Tavistock Cup 2nd place finish on Wood’s stat sheet.  Seriously?  The Tavistock Cup?  For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Tavistock Cup, The Tavistock Cup is a team golf event played in Florida that features the top-ranked golf professional members of four international golf clubs; Albany, Islesworth Golf & Country Club, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club.  Sort of an elitist golf event.  You get my drift?

The Official World Golf Rankings system needs to be changed.  Woods should not even be ranked in the top twenty in the world.  His game is inconsistent at best and has been a non-factor over the past 17 months.  In the Fed Ex Cup Standings Woods ranks 93, 1001 points behind leader Marc Wilson, yet he still is ranked #7 in the world,  the position he currently holds? Something needs to be changed in this flawed ranking system.  Any suggestions?

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