A Week In The Life Of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods last played competitive golf at The Open at St Andrews where he missed the cut. He made the weekend at The Masters and PGA before withdrawing before the final round of the latter due to increasing aches and pains.

And that has been that for 2022 as he prepares to play in the Hero World Challenge this week. But that hasn't stopped him walking away with the top spot in the Player Impact Program for the second successive year and with it a whopping $15m. Rory McIlroy was second, Jordan Spieth third while Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm rounding out the top five – in total 23 players got paid out.

The results are based on five metrics ranking players on how much they have resonated with fans and Woods topped four of the five to give us resounding proof that he's still very much at the top of the game in the popularity stakes. For his part McIlroy finished 2-8-T5-3 in the majors, won three times and was the voice of the PGA Tour in the battle with LIV Golf and he still couldn't top his good friend.

Woods now ranks at 1266 in the world and he could feasibly leapfrog more than a thousand spots should he somehow win the Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. It was thought that he might be able to use a cart during the tournament but it has been confirmed that he will be walking. Whatever happens he will likely make a big jump up the rankings given the quality of the field which includes the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and defending champion Viktor Hovland.

The 46-year-old will also play in The Match alongside McIlroy as they take on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas at Pelican GC in Florida before he will likely team up with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship.