Tiger Woods remained No. 1 in the world ranking Monday, though not even close to that on two lists - the Ryder Cup and FedEx Cup - that mean much more these days.
Woods failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup for the first time – he had led the standings every other time since 1997 – and now must rely on U.S. captain Corey Pavin spending one of four wild-card picks on him.
Pavin would say only that Woods is “high on my list” and will be a “big consideration” when he announces his selections Sept. 7.
“I’m looking at him in essence like any other player. He isn’t … but he is,” Pavin said.