Tiger Woods will fall out of the top 10 in the world ranking next week, ending an amazing streak of being top 10 in the world for 14 consecutive years.
Woods' last win was 18 months ago in Australia. He started this year at No. 2 and has been steadily dropping points. With more points coming off his 2-year ledger, the highest he can be in the next ranking is No. 11.
The last time Woods was not in the top 10 was April 6, 1997, when he was at No. 13. He won the Masters the next week for the first of his 14 majors, and has stayed in the top 10 since.
Lee Westwood can lose his No. 1 ranking this week if Luke Donald or Martin Kaymer were to win. All three are competing in the World Match Play Championship in Spain.
In other golf news:
* K.J. Choi said he is giving $200,000 from his win at The Players Championship to help victims of the tornados that ravaged the southeastern United States. Choi often will give a percentage of his earnings from a PGA Tour event to a local church in the area.
* Ohio State will not have to pay for Jim Tressel's legal team as the Buckeyes coach prepares to defend himself against NCAA charges that the knew his players received improper benefits but didn't report it.
* NCAA president Mark Emmert told the Justice Department that its questions about the lack of a playoff system for college football are best directed to the Bowl Championship Series. Other than licensing the postseason bowls, "the NCAA has no role to play in the BCS or the BCS system," Emmert wrote in a letter to the department's antitrust chief, Christine Varney.
* Four former Auburn football players have been indicted on felony robbery and burglary charges by a Lee County (Ala.) grand jury. Court documents posted online show that Michael McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley were indicted on five counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of misdemeanor third-degree theft of property. The four were kicked off Auburn's team after being arrested.
* Wally Judge is transferring to Rutgers after spending two basketball seasons at Kansas State.
* Senior attack Jimmy Sinnott (La Salle) led Catholic University's lacrosse team with 41 goals and made second team All-Landmark Conference.
* Philadelphia's Julia Cohen defeated Anais Laurdendon, of France, 6-2, 6-2, in French Open qualifying. She will play Sloane Stephens, of the United States, today.
* World Cup winner Spain remains at the top of the FIFA rankings. The Netherlands remained No. 2. The United States is 22nd.