Tiger Woods' birdie putt on No. 18 today didn't end up being for a tie for the lead, but he missed it anyway, settling for a par and a 5-under finish at The Open. In the moment, it didn't seem like much, but then reports of Woods' official world ranking started to surface.
The top 50 players in the world are set to compete at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks. Woods' birdie miss on No. 18 appeared to place him at No. 51 in the world.
However, the official world golf rankings have since been update, and Woods has received some good news.
Woods now sits at No. 50 in the world, meaning he qualifies for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
"Tiger Woods moves to 50th in the World Ranking and will qualify to play the last WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks," tweeted Rex Hoggard.
This is great news for both Tiger and fans of golf. The sport is just more exciting when he is in contention and the TV ratings for Sunday's The Open round are sure to reflect that when they come out.
Twitter is certainly a fan of Tiger in contention:
More details on Woods' playing future are likely to surface in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.