For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not even in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Woods checks in at No. 104 in the latest ranking, dropping another eight spots from the week prior. It's his first week outside the top 100 since Sept. 28, 1996 -- the week before Woods' first pro win in Las Vegas.
This should come as no surprise to anyone as Woods has earned just 9.73 world ranking points in the last 15 months. Were it not for the remaining value from tournaments Woods playing in the closing three-fourths of 2013, he would be in the 300s. Simply put: If Woods doesn't play, he doesn't earn points.
So, when will Woods play again? Golf World's Tim Rosaforte reported Monday that Woods has been posting "good scores" at Medalist, Woods' home club in Florida. Rosaforte said several area friends reported Woods has "the edge" back. If Woods truly has found his game again, then expect to see him in the Masters.
Will he contend? Who knows.