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Tiger Woods' Official World Ranking Just Received A Major Boost

tiger woods looks at a putt at the pga championship

FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States lines up a putt on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2019 PGA Championship on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on May 16, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods hadn't won a major championship in more than 10 years heading into 2019. That, of course, changed when the 43-year-old golfer won The Masters, giving him 15 major titles. He had last won one in 2008, when he took home the U.S. Open title on one leg.

The 15-time major champion hadn't been ranked in the top five of the world golf rankings in more than five years heading in 2019, too. That also has changed.

Woods' official world ranking has received a boost this weekend.

The star golfer, despite missing the cut at the PGA Championship, is up to No. 5 in the world.

Yahoo! Sports detailed what led to this:

Woods hasn't hit a competitive shot since missing the cut at the PGA Championship, but slight changes to his point average this week allowed him to move up one spot to No. 5, past Justin Thomas who has been out since the Masters with a wrist injury. Woods reached No. 6 after winning the Masters, but this is his highest world ranking since June 2014 when he was also fifth.

Good for Tiger.

Woods will have a chance to improve on that ranking in the coming weeks. He's set to play The Memorial this weekend at Jack Nicklaus' course in Ohio.

The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is set for mid-June.