Tiger Woods is rounding into form and inching closer and closer to the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking. After his solid finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship, Woods now sits at No. 12.
Woods has played in three events so far in the 2018-19 PGA Tour season and has improved on his performance in each one. He opened the year with a T20 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open. He followed that up with a T15 at the Genesis Open at Riviera.
Then last week, Tiger showed flashes of brilliance on his way to a T10 finish, his first top-10 of the season. That was enough to jump Tony Finau for 12th in the world ranking. Finau finished four shots behind Woods in Mexico.
Woods began the season at No. 13, which he reached with his victory at last year’s Tour Championship. That’s pretty incredible when you consider that he began his most recent comeback at the 2018 Farmers Insurance ranked No. 668th.
Tiger has famously racked up a record 683 weeks ranked No. 1 in the World in his career, and he most recently held the top spot in May of 2014. Only two players remain between him and a return to the Top 10 in the ranking: Jason Day at No. 11 and 2018 Open champion Francesco Molinari at No. 10.
Only 0.3305 points separate him from overtaking Molinari for 10th. That means just one more solid performance on Tour and Woods will be among the elite in the rankings once again.