The demise of Tiger Woods shows no signs of stopping, as the former world number one looks set to fall out of the world’s top 10.

Woods poor run of form came to a head two weeks ago when injury forced him to pull out of The Players Championship after just nine holes.

As a result he will now miss this week’s PGA Tour event in Texas, when it is predicted he will fall out of the top 10 for the first time since the 1997 Masters.

Gallery: Tiger Woods at the 2011 Players Championship

If Masters champion Charl Schwartzel makes the last 16 of the Volvo World Matchplay and Jim Furyk wins in Fort Worth this weekend, then Tiger could fall as low as 13th.

At 36 years of age and combined with his recent injuries many have called into question Woods’ future in the game. Some are suggesting he may already be out of time to reach Jack Nicklaus’ haul of 18 Majors.

He now has his sights set on June 16 and the US Open in Maryland. Woods posted on his twitter: “Bummed that my left leg has me on the sidelines, but I want, and expect, to be at the US Open. Will do all I can to get there.”

Woods is without a tournament win in 18 months.