Singh slips out of top 100 in rankings for first time in more than 20 years

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Vijay Singh was a rookie in 1989 the last time he was outside the top 100 in the world ranking.
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Published: Monday, January 31, 2011 | 1:01 p.m.

The biggest news from the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking might have been found far from the top. Vijay Singh slipped to No. 105 in the world, the first time in more than 21 years the Fijian has not been in the top 100.

To last that long among the top 100 is an astounding testament to consistency and longevity.

Singh was No. 102 in the world on Nov. 12, 1989, just a few days after the Berlin Wall began coming down. He was a 26-year-old rookie on the European Tour. Rickie Fowler had just celebrated his first birthday.

Singh, who turns 48 next month, has not won since the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008 that carried him to the FedExCup championship. He tied for 57th in his 2011 season debut at the Sony Open, and tied for 20th at the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.

“I’m just going to take it one tournament at a time and try to get better each week,” Singh told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “At this point in my career, it’s all I can do.”