End of an Era: Tiger Woods Losing Top 10 Golf Rank It will be the first time since 1997 By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 18, 2011 7:18 PM CDT 18 comments Comments Tiger Woods misses a birdie putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the Masters in April. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Newser) – When the new world rankings in golf come out Monday, the name Tiger Woods won't crack the top 10 for the first time in 14 years, reports AP. Woods has been on a steady decline in the rankings since his scandal, and he had to drop out of his last tournament because of leg injuries. How to console himself? Maybe with the $75 million he earned last year, which helped make him the top-ranked athlete (No. 6) on the Forbes list of powerful celebrities.