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The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. They were introduced in 1986 and are endorsed by the four Major Championships and the six professional tours which make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, which are The PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour, and Sunshine Tour. Points are also awarded for high finishes on the Canadian Tour, Nationwide Tour and Challenge Tour. This article is about the sport of golf. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The International Federation of PGA Tours is the trade body for the six leading regional mens professional golf tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The Canadian Professional Golf Tour is a mens professional golf tour. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ...


History

The intiative for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings came from the Championship Committee of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which found in the 1980s that its system of issuing invitations to The Open Championship on a tour by tour basis was omitting an increasing number of top players because more of them were dividing their time between tours, and from preeminent sports agent Mark McCormack, who was the first chairman of the International Advisory Committee which oversees the rankings. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (or R&A for short) is not only one of the oldest golf clubs, but also the governing body of golf in much of the world. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Mark McCormack was Founder and Chairman of IMG, an international management organization that handles the commercial affairs for sports figures and celebrities. ...


The first ranking list was published prior to the 1986 Masters Tournament. The top six ranked golfers were: Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara and Greg Norman. Thus the top three were all European, but there were thirty one Americans in the top fifty (compared with eighteen in early August 2005). The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Alexander Walter Lyle (Sandy Lyle) (born February 9, 1958) is a British golfer. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


Initially the rankings were calculated over a three year period, but this was reduced to two in 1995. A few years after that the tapering system was changed so that instead of one half of the points for each result being deducted after a year and the other half after two years, one eighth is deducted every thirteen weeks. At first only the Championship Committee of the Royal & Ancient used the rankings for official purposes, but the PGA Tour recognised them in 1990 and in 1997 all five of the then prinicipal mens golf tours did so. The rankings, which had previously been called the Sony Rankings, were renamed the Official World Golf Rankings at that time. They are run from offices in Virginia Water in Surrey, England. The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... // Introduction Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ... Virginia Water is a village in Surrey in the United Kingdom. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity...


Twelve players have been World No.1. Seve Ballesteros took over from Berhard Langer and vied with Greg Norman for the No.1 spot, then Nick Faldo took over as Greg Norman’s rival. Ian Woosnam and Fred Couples held the position through 1991 and 1992 before Nick Faldo took over again through to 1994, when Nick Price’s career year took him to No.1. After a single week at No.1 by Tom Lehman, Tiger Woods dominated the position from 1997 to 2005 with brief interruptions from Ernie Els and David Duval. In September 2004 Vijay Singh became the twelfth World No.1, and he and Woods have swapped the position several times in 2005. Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Nicholas Alexander Faldo , generally known as Nick Faldo (born July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player who represents Wales. ... Frederick Stephen Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... David Duval at 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duval was the U.S. Junior Amateur champion in 1989. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ...


Calculation of the rankings

Points are awarded on the basis of final positions in official tour events on the qualifying tours. The number of points available at each tournament depends on the prestige of the tournament and the existing rankings of the participating golfers. The four major tournaments automatically receive the maximum possible rating, with 50 points allocated to the winner. The winner of The Players Championship receives 40 points, and the winners of the three individual events in the World Golf Championships series each gain 38 points. The winner of most PGA Tour events gains a number of points ranging from the high teens to the mid thirties, and most PGA European Tour events offer a points tally between low double figures and the mid twenties for the winner. On the other tours, winners usually receive a single figure points award, but a few of the stronger events rate a double figure award. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


Each player's personal ranking is calculated from the ranking points he has obtained over the previous two years. Firstly, his scores from all the tournaments he has played in are scaled down over a two year period, with one eighth of the points awarded for each tournament deducted every three months in order to give priority to recent form. The player's adjusted scores are then totalled, and this total is divided by the number of ranking tournaments in which he has participated over the previous two years, subject to a minimum denominator of forty tournaments. The resulting averages for all players are put into descending order to produce the ranking table. This means that the player who has obtained most cumulative success does not necessarily come top of the rankings: it is average performance levels that are important, and some golfers play substantially more tournaments than others. New rankings are released every Monday.


Importance of the rankings

A professional golfer's ranking is of considerable significance to his career. For example, a ranking in the World Top 50 explicitly grants automatic entry to three of the four majors (The Masters, US Open, The Open Championship), and effectively assures entry into the fourth (PGA Championship). Also, ranking points are the sole criterion for selection for the International Team in the Presidents Cup and one of the qualification criteria for the European Ryder Cup team. The rankings are also used to help select the field for various other tournaments. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf and the first to take place each year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


The rankings are well known to those who follow men's professional golf and feature prominently in media coverage of the sport. When Vijay Singh ended Tiger Woods' record run as world number 1 in 2004 it was one of the most reported golf stories of the year. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Number 1 ranked golfers

These are the golfers who have topped the rankings, in order of the number of weeks they have spent at Number 1 up to 15 August 2005, at which date Tiger Woods was World Number 1. His current spell at the top of the rankings is his tenth. It began on 12 June 2005 when he regained first place from Vijay Singh. The "Order" column indicates the sequence in which the players first reached number 1. Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ...

Weeks Player Country Order
352 Tiger Woods United States 11
331 Greg Norman Australia 3
98 Nick Faldo England 4
61 Seve Ballesteros Spain 2
50 Ian Woosnam Wales 5
43 Nick Price Zimbabwe 7
32 Vijay Singh Fiji 12
16 Fred Couples United States 6
15 David Duval United States 10
9 Ernie Els South Africa 9
3 Bernhard Langer Germany 1
1 Tom Lehman United States 8

Of these players Bernard Langer and Seve Ballesteros would be most likely to gain additional weeks at number 1 if the rankings were backdated to before 1986. Greg Norman might possibly also do so. All twelve players who have topped the rankings have won at least one major championship. Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Nicholas Alexander Faldo , generally known as Nick Faldo (born July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player who represents Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Frederick Stephen Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... David Duval at 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duval was the U.S. Junior Amateur champion in 1989. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ...


Source for data: "Week 33" article on Official World Golf Rankings website (15 August 2005).


Rankings archive

Year end world number 1 ranked golfers

World top 10 at 31 December 2004 Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ...

Rank Player Country Points
1 Vijay Singh Fiji 13.46
2 Tiger Woods United States 11.95
3 Ernie Els South Africa 11.77
4 Retief Goosen South Africa 8.01
5 Phil Mickelson United States 7.35
6 Mike Weir Canada 6.20
7 Davis Love III United States 6.11
8 Padraig Harrington Republic of Ireland 6.05
9 Sergio Garcia Spain 5.71
10 Stewart Cink United States 5.19

World top 10 at 31 December 2003 Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Phil Mickelson after winning the 2005 PGA Championship. ... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Stewart Cink (b May 21, 1973 Huntsville, Alabama) is an American golfer who has featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings at times. ...

Rank Player Country Points
1 Tiger Woods United States 14.58
2 Vijay Singh Fiji 9.77
3 Ernie Els South Africa 8.41
4 Davis Love III United States 7.53
5 Jim Furyk United States 6.81
6 Mike Weir Canada 6.54
7 Retief Goosen South Africa 5.92
8 Padraig Harrington Republic of Ireland 5.28
9 David Toms United States 5.09
10 Kenny Perry United States 5.08


World top 10 at 31 December 2002 Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Jim Furyk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ...

Rank Player Country Points
1 Tiger Woods United States 15.72
2 Phil Mickelson United States 7.72
3 Ernie Els South Africa 6.84
4 Sergio Garcia Spain 6.19
5 Retief Goosen South Africa 6.16
6 David Toms United States 6.02
7 Padraig Harrington Republic of Ireland 5.63
8 Vijay Singh Fiji 5.53
9 Davis Love III United States 4.82
10 Colin Montgomerie Scotland 4.39


World top 10 at 31 December 2001 Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Phil Mickelson after winning the 2005 PGA Championship. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Rank Player Country Points
1 Tiger Woods United States 15.67
2 Phil Mickelson United States 9.16
3 David Duval United States 7.98
4 Ernie Els South Africa 6.99
5 Davis Love III United States 6.02
6 Sergio Garcia Spain 5.86
7 David Toms United States 5.83
8 Vijay Singh Fiji 5.60
9 Darren Clarke Northern Ireland 5.03
10 Retief Goosen South Africa 4.95

World top 10 at 31 December 2000 Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Phil Mickelson after winning the 2005 PGA Championship. ... David Duval at 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duval was the U.S. Junior Amateur champion in 1989. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Darren Clarke (born 14 August 1968) is a Northern Irish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and the PGA European Tour. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ...

Rank Player Country
1 Tiger Woods United States
2 Ernie Els South Africa
3 David Duval United States
4 Phil Mickelson United States
5 Lee Westwood England
6 Colin Montgomerie Scotland
7 Davis Love III United States
8 Hal Sutton United States
9 Vijay Singh Fiji
10 Tom Lehman United States


Note: points tallies for this date are not available from the official site. This table is taken from the prior week rankings on the 7 January 2001 list, which is the oldest list in the archive on the official site. Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... David Duval at 2005 Chrysler Classic of Tucson David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duval was the U.S. Junior Amateur champion in 1989. ... Phil Mickelson after winning the 2005 PGA Championship. ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a Fijian golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ...


External link

More extensive lists of past rankings and the current weekly ranking list, which features more than a thousand golfers, can be found on the official site.


Official World Golf Rankings Website


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