Golfer Vijay Singh Drops From Top Fifty

May 18, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Vijay Singh tees off the eighth hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio on May 13, 2010. (Marc Feldman/Getty Images)
Vijay Singh tees off the eighth hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio on May 13, 2010. (Marc Feldman/Getty Images)
Golfer Vijay Singh, once ranked #1 in the world, has fallen out of the top fifty for the first time in eighteen years.

Singh is the only golfer—besides Tiger Woods—to hold the world #1 ranking in the past decade.

The top fifty ranked golfers get automatic invitations to play in the prestigious U.S. Open golf tournament. The rest of the field has to play qualifying rounds. If Singh wants to maintain his 18-year string of appearances there, he will need to pick up his game quickly.

The 47-year-old Singh has dropped out of the top fifty before, but the last time he did, he rebounded immediately by winning the German Open to reclaim a spot in the top fifty.

Singh has missed the cut at five tournaments this year.