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Tiger Woods Continues His Slide, Now Ranked No. 8 In Golf Rankings

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Tiger Woods started the year at No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Today's new numbers reveal that Woods is continuing his slide, dropping to No. 8, overtaken by Paul Casey of England. The move, reports PGA.com, also means that right now the world of Golf is dominated by Europeans. In the top seven, only fourth-ranked Phil Mickelson is American.

Woods missed last week's Well Fargo Championship because of knee and Achilles tendon injuries, reports the Los Angeles Times. Over the weekend, he announced he had entered the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

But even if he won — it would be his first since Nov. 2009 — PGA.com reports that "he could climb only as high as fourth."

Woods reigned over world golf for five years, losing his No. 1 spot late last year.