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Encyclopedia > Official World Golf Rankings

The Official World Golf Rankings is 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, namely the PGA Tour, the European Tour, the Asian Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour, and the 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. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... 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 operates the USAs main 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. ... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based 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) to earn their PGA Tour... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ...

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History

The initiative for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings came from the Championship Committee of the Royal and 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 system used to calculate the rankings was developed from McCormack's World Golf Rankings, which were published in his World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, although these were purely unofficial and not used for any wider purpose (such as inviting players to major tournaments). The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Mark Hume McCormack, (November 6, 1930 - May 16, 2003), was Founder and Chairman of IMG, an international management organization that handles the commercial affairs for sports figures and celebrities. ... The McCormack rankings were unofficial world golf rankings published in Mark McCormacks World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, and were a forerunner of the current Official World Golf Rankings. ...


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 thirteen at the end of 2006). 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 Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... // Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... 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. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ...


The method of calculation of the rankings has changed considerably over the years. Initially, the rankings were calculated over a three year period, with the current year's points multiplied by four, the previous year's points by two and the third year's points by one. Rankings were based on the total points and points awarded were restricted to integer values. All tournaments recognised by the world's professional tours, and some leading invitational events, were graded into categories ranging from Major Championship (whose winners would receive 50 points) to "other tournaments" (whose winners would receive a minimum of 8). In all events, other finishers received points on a diminishing scale that began with runners-up receiving 60% of the winners' points, and the number of players in the field receiving points would be the same as the points awarded to the winner. In a major, for example, all players finishing 30th to 40th would receive 2 points, and all players finishing 50th or higher, 1 point.


Beginning in 1989, the rankings were changed to be based on the average points per event played instead of simply total points earned, subject to a minimum divisor of 60 (20 events per year). This was in order to more accurately reflect the status of some (particularly older) players, who played in far fewer events than their younger contemporaries but demonstrated in major championships that their ranking was artificially low. Tom Watson, for example, finished in the top 15 of eight Major Championships between 1987 and 1989, yet had a "total points" ranking of just 40th; this became 20th when the system changed to "average points". A new system for determining the "weight" of each tournament was also introduced, based on the strength of the tournament's field in terms of their pre-tournament world rankings. Major championships were guaranteed to remain at 50 points for the winners, and all other events could attain a maximum of 40 points for the winner if all of the world's top 100 were present. In practice most US Tour events awarded around 25 points to the winner, European Tour events around 18 and JPGA Tour events around 12.


In 1996, the three year period was reduced to two years, with the current year now counting double. Points were extended to more of the field, beginning in 2000, and were no longer restricted to integer values. Beginning in September 2001, the tapering system was changed so that instead of the points for each result being doubled if they occurred in the most recent 12 months, one eighth of the initial "multiplied up" value was deducted every 13 weeks. This change effectively meant that players could now be more simply described as being awarded 100 points (not 50) for winning a major. Beginning in 2007, the system holds the points from each event at full value for 13 weeks and then reduces them in equal weekly increments over the remainder of the two year period.


At first only the Championship Committee of the Royal and Ancient used the rankings for official purposes, but the PGA Tour recognized them in 1990, and in 1997 all five of the then principal men's 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 operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... Virginia Water is a village in Surrey in the United Kingdom. ... Should not be confused with Surry. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130...


Twelve players have been World No.1. Seve Ballesteros took over from Bernhard 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 swapped the position several times in 2005, but Woods eventually opened a wide lead, which he held throughout 2006. Woods holds the longest consecutive streak as No. 1 at 264 weeks. 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. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... 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 Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ...


Calculation of the rankings

Points are awarded on the basis of final positions in official money events on the qualifying tours. For each tour, a minimum number of points are available for each event. For most events the actual number of points available depends on the current rankings (top 200) of the participating golfers and the ranking of the top 30 golfers entered from the "home tour". Major championships have a fixed amount of 100 points for the winner. In addition, most tours have a "premier event" that is guaranteed a much higher minimum point level. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...

Tour Minimum
Points
Premier Event Minimum
Points
PGA Tour 24 The Players Championship [1] 80
European Tour 24 BMW PGA Championship [2] 64
Japan Golf Tour 16 Japan Open [3] 32
PGA Tour of Australasia 16 Australian Open 32
Sunshine Tour 14 South African Open 32
Asian Tour 14 Volvo Masters of Asia [4] 20
Nationwide Tour 14 Nationwide Tour Championship 20
Challenge Tour 12 n/a n/a
Canadian Tour 6 n/a n/a

The winners of the three individual events in the World Golf Championships series generally receive 70 to 78 points. The winner of most PGA Tour events gains a number of points in the range from the 24 to 70s, and most European Tour events offer a points tally between 24 and 50s for the winner. Before 2007 the official points allocations were half these levels, and they were initially doubled up to calculate weighted points. For example a major championship win carried 50 points for the winner, which was initially given a weighting of two, so the adjusted points tally was 100. This system, which was confusing and had no apparent advantages, was abandoned in mid 2007. Tournaments which are reduced to 54 holes by inclement weather or other factors retain full points, but if a tournament is reduced to 36 holes, its points allocation is reduced by 25%. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The BMW PGA Championship is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Japan Open Golf Championship ) is Japans national open golf championship. ... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The Volvo Masters of Asia is the final event of the season on golfs Asian Tour. ... // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based 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) to earn their PGA Tour... The Nationwide Tour Championship is the year-end golf tournament of the Nationwide Tour. ... The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... The Canadian Professional Golf Tour is a mens professional golf tour. ... 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 operates the USAs main 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. The full value of a tournament holds for 13 weeks, but from then on it is reduced in equal weekly increments over the remainder of the two year period, 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 40 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. Players with full membership of one of the larger tours (that is, almost all players in the top few hundred in the rankings) usually play between 20 and 35 ranking tournaments each year, unless they are injured. 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 four majors and the three World Golf Championships, see table below. 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 - and playing in either of those tournaments gives a player an automatic two year exemption on the PGA Tour. 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 professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... 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. ...

Tournament Automatic entries
The Masters Top 50
U.S. Open Top 50
The Open Championship Top 50
PGA Championship (Top 100)see note
WGC-Accenture World Match Play Championship Top 64 (sole criterion)
WGC-CA Championship Top 50
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Top 50

Note: The PGA Championship does not have an official automatic entry based on the Official World Golf Ranking but has invited those in the top 100 for the last several years. It makes note of its strong field by referencing the number of top 100 ranked golfers entered in its press releases. [1] [2] This article is about the golf tournament. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...


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 temporarily ended Tiger Woods' record run as world number 1 in 2004 it was one of the most reported golf stories of the year. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current rankings

These are the current top 10 ranked golfers and their point tallies as of July 1, 2007. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Rank Player Country Points
1 Tiger Woods Flag of United States United States 19.86
2 Phil Mickelson Flag of United States United States 8.84
3 Jim Furyk Flag of United States United States 8.46
4 Adam Scott Flag of Australia Australia 6.93
5 Ernie Els Flag of South Africa South Africa 6.70
6 Vijay Singh Flag of Fiji Fiji 6.19
7 Henrik Stenson Flag of Sweden Sweden 5.75
8 Geoff Ogilvy Flag of Australia Australia 5.57
9 Luke Donald Flag of England England 5.22
10 Padraig Harrington Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland 4.98

Tiger Woods set the record for the highest Points Average on June 3, 2001 when he ended the week with an average of 32.44 (1459.64 points averaged over 45 events). Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American professional golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Adam Derek Scott (born July 16, 1980) is a professional golfer and one of a crop of young Australians plying their trade on the major golf tours. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Henrik Stenson (born 5 April 1976 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Geoff Ogilvy (born June 11, 1977) is an Australian golfer who now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Tiger Woods also achieved the largest ever lead of 19.40 average points in the rankings on May 20, 2001. His lead was over then world number two Phil Mickelson following his victory at the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe. May 20 is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe is an annual 72 hole strokeplay professional golf tournament for men. ...


Ernie Els holds the record for most weeks in the World Top 10, with 679. He is followed by Greg Norman (646 weeks) and Tiger Woods (534 weeks).[5]


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 July 1, 2007, at which date Tiger Woods was World Number 1. His current spell at the top of the rankings is his tenth. It began on June 12, 2005 when he regained first place from Vijay Singh. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ...


The "Order" column indicates the sequence in which the players first reached number 1. The "Majors" column shows the number of major championships each player has won through the 2007 Masters Tournament. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...

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

Of these players Bernhard 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. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the sub-division of the United Kingdom. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Ranking Controversies

Only on a few occasions have the rankings attracted criticism for producing the "wrong" World Number One. This accusation usually occurs when a player has emerged as number one despite not winning a Major Championship during the ranking period, while a rival has won more than one - notably in July 1990, when Nick Faldo remained ranked behind Greg Norman despite winning three majors in two years. On that occasion, it was also the case (but less apparent) that Norman had won 14 times during the ranking period, to Faldo's 10, and in events when the two had both competed, had finished ahead of his rival 19 times to 11. Similarly, at the end of 1997, Greg Norman remained narrowly ahead of Tiger Woods in the rankings despite Tiger's astonishing rookie season, which many expected to be sufficient to make Tiger number one. However, just twelve months later, some questioned why Tiger himself was ranked number one, after a season in which Mark O'Meara won two major titles.


Breakdown by nationality

A breakdown of the year-end top-100 by nationality.

Country 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
Flag of United States United States 39 41 41 49 47 48 51 56 55 56 58 56 52 49
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 15 16 13 13 9 12 8 7 8 8 9 9 16 17
Flag of England England 11 11 7 7 4 4 1 2 3 3 4 5 8 9
 Northern Ireland 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3
Flag of Wales Wales 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flag of Scotland Scotland 1 1 3 3 2 5 4 3 3 3 3 2 4 4
Flag of Australia Australia 11 12 11 7 9 5 5 6 9 8 7 8 8 9
Flag of South Africa South Africa 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 5
Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 3 4 3 4 6 5 4 4 3 2 3 4 5
Flag of Japan Japan 5 5 4 4 5 9 9 7 5 5 6 7 3 3
Flag of Spain Spain 4 3 2 5 2 3 4 3 2 3 1 4 3 3
Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Canada Canada 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Flag of India India 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 1 0 0
Flag of Argentina Argentina 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 1
Flag of Denmark Denmark 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Flag of Fiji Fiji 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 1 2 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 1
Flag of Thailand Thailand 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of France France 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Germany Germany 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
Flag of Republic of China Taiwan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Flag of Philippines Philippines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Flag of Colombia Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Flag of Italy Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flag of Namibia Namibia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A breakdown of the year-end top-100 by eligibility for the major team competitions: Ryder Cup (US vs. Europe) and Presidents Cup (US vs. non-European international team). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the sub-division of the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... 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. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ...

Team 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
USA 39 41 41 49 47 48 51 56 55 56 58 56 52 49
Europe 28 28 27 25 23 25 23 19 18 19 18 20 25 27
International 33 31 32 26 30 27 26 25 27 25 24 24 23 24

Rankings archive

Year end world number 1 ranked golfers

Mark H. McCormack Award - Most weeks at number 1 during calendar year The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 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. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Year end world top 10 players and ranking point tallies
See History section above for notes on changes to method of calculation. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...

Rank 2006 2005 2004
1 Tiger Woods 20.41 Tiger Woods 17.16 Vijay Singh 12.79
2 Jim Furyk 8.88 Vijay Singh 9.78 Tiger Woods 11.60
3 Phil Mickelson 7.17 Phil Mickelson 8.14 Ernie Els 10.98
4 Adam Scott 7.03 Retief Goosen 8.10 Retief Goosen 7.47
5 Ernie Els 6.05 Ernie Els 8.03 Phil Mickelson 7.00
6 Retief Goosen 5.61 Sergio García 7.23 Padraig Harrington 5.55
7 Vijay Singh 5.58 Jim Furyk 5.80 Sergio García 5.40
8 Padraig Harrington 5.46 Colin Montgomerie 4.78 Mike Weir 5.40
9 Luke Donald 5.25 Adam Scott 4.68 Davis Love III 5.38
10 Geoff Ogilvy 5.21 Chris DiMarco 4.58 Stewart Cink 4.65
Rank 2003 2002 2001
1 Tiger Woods 14.58 Tiger Woods 15.72 Tiger Woods 15.67
2 Vijay Singh 9.77 Phil Mickelson 7.72 Phil Mickelson 9.16
3 Ernie Els 8.41 Ernie Els 6.84 David Duval 7.98
4 Davis Love III 7.53 Sergio García 6.19 Ernie Els 6.99
5 Jim Furyk 6.81 Retief Goosen 6.16 Davis Love III 6.02
6 Mike Weir 6.54 David Toms 6.02 Sergio García 5.86
7 Retief Goosen 5.92 Padraig Harrington 5.63 David Toms 5.83
8 Padraig Harrington 5.28 Vijay Singh 5.53 Vijay Singh 5.60
9 David Toms 5.09 Davis Love III 4.82 Darren Clarke 5.03
10 Kenny Perry 5.08 Colin Montgomerie 4.39 Retief Goosen 4.95
Rank 2000 1999 1998
1 Tiger Woods 29.40 Tiger Woods 19.98 Tiger Woods 12.30
2 Ernie Els 11.65 David Duval 13.15 Mark O'Meara 10.43
3 David Duval 11.20 Colin Montgomerie 10.36 David Duval 9.67
4 Phil Mickelson 11.07 Davis Love III 9.48 Davis Love III 9.43
5 Lee Westwood 9.46 Ernie Els 8.64 Ernie Els 9.18
6 Colin Montgomerie 8.34 Lee Westwood 7.85 Nick Price 8.98
7 Davis Love III 7.88 Vijay Singh 7.82 Colin Montgomerie 8.91
8 Hal Sutton 7.71 Nick Price 7.20 Lee Westwood 8.65
9 Vijay Singh 7.17 Phil Mickelson 6.58 Vijay Singh 8.51
10 Tom Lehman 7.10 Mark O'Meara 6.52 Phil Mickelson 7.76
Rank 1997 1996 1995[3]
1 Greg Norman 11.49 Greg Norman 10.78 Greg Norman 21.93
2 Tiger Woods 10.76 Tom Lehman 9.74 Nick Price 16.34
3 Nick Price 9.93 Colin Montgomerie 9.10 Bernhard Langer 15.64
4 Ernie Els 9.89 Ernie Els 8.60 Ernie Els 14.66
5 Davis Love III 9.09 Fred Couples 8.16 Colin Montgomerie 14.00
6 Phil Mickelson 8.73 Nick Faldo 7.98 Nick Faldo 13.94
7 Colin Montgomerie 8.58 Phil Mickelson 7.77 Corey Pavin 13.47
8 Masashi Ozaki 8.05 Masashi Ozaki 7.58 Fred Couples 11.02
9 Tom Lehman 8.02 Davis Love III 7.53 Masashi Ozaki 10.82
10 Mark O'Meara 7.98 Mark O'Meara 7.12 Steve Elkington 10.43
Rank 1994[4] 1993[5] 1992[6]
1 Nick Price 21.30 Nick Faldo 20.65 Nick Faldo 23.54
2 Greg Norman 20.68 Greg Norman 18.79 Fred Couples 16.27
3 Nick Faldo 16.78 Bernhard Langer 17.19 Ian Woosnam 13.14
4 Bernhard Langer 15.66 Nick Price 15.89 José María Olazábal 12.87
5 José María Olazábal 15.18 Fred Couples 14.93 Greg Norman 12.63
6 Fred Couples 13.74 Paul Azinger 14.59 Bernhard Langer 12.44
7 Ernie Els 13.57 Ian Woosnam 11.41 John Cook 11.68
8 Colin Montgomerie 12.38 Tom Kite 10.07 Nick Price 11.51
9 Masashi Ozaki 11.39 Davis Love III 9.61 Paul Azinger 10.83
10 Corey Pavin 10.87 Corey Pavin 9.59 Davis Love III 10.75
Rank 1991[7] 1990[8] 1989[9]
1 Ian Woosnam 17.11 Greg Norman 18.95 Greg Norman 17.76
2 Nick Faldo 15.34 Nick Faldo 18.54 Nick Faldo 16.25
3 José María Olazábal 15.32 José María Olazábal 17.22 Seve Ballesteros 15.03
4 Seve Ballesteros 13.70 Ian Woosnam 15.47 Curtis Strange 13.79
5 Greg Norman 13.11 Payne Stewart 12.75 Payne Stewart 12.82
6 Fred Couples 12.78 Paul Azinger 11.63 Tom Kite 12.41
7 Bernhard Langer 12.59 Seve Ballesteros 10.15 José María Olazábal 12.00
8 Payne Stewart 11.83 Tom Kite 10.10 Mark Calcavecchia 11.81
9 Paul Azinger 10.88 Mark McNulty 10.06 Ian Woosnam 11.56
10 Rodger Davis 8.90 Mark Calcavecchia 9.96 Paul Azinger 10.95
Rank 1988[10] 1987[11] 1986[12]
1 Seve Ballesteros 1458 Greg Norman 1231 Greg Norman 1507
2 Greg Norman 1365 Seve Ballesteros 1169 Bernhard Langer 1181
3 Sandy Lyle 1297 Bernhard Langer 1112 Seve Ballesteros 1175
4 Nick Faldo 1103 Sandy Lyle 879 Tsuneyuki Nakajima 899
5 Curtis Strange 1092 Curtis Strange 873 Andy Bean 694
6 Ben Crenshaw 898 Ian Woosnam 830 Bob Tway 687
7 Ian Woosnam 854 Payne Stewart 717 Hal Sutton 674
8 David Frost 843 Lanny Wadkins 697 Curtis Strange 653
9 Paul Azinger 825 Mark McNulty 673 Payne Stewart 652
10 Mark Calcavecchia 819 Ben Crenshaw 668 Mark O'Meara 639

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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. ... Adam Derek Scott (born July 16, 1980) is a professional golfer and one of a crop of young Australians plying their trade on the major golf tours. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... 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. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American professional golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ... Adam Derek Scott (born July 16, 1980) is a professional golfer and one of a crop of young Australians plying their trade on the major golf tours. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Geoff Ogilvy (born June 11, 1977) is an Australian golfer who now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United States. ... Christian Dean DiMarco (born August 23, 1968) is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, and has been in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... 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. ... 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 Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... 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. ... James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American professional golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Darren Clarke (born in Dungannon, County Tyrone on August 14, 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who plays on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for several years. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... 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 Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... 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. ... David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English 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. ... 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. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Lee Westwood (born 24 April 1973) is an English professional golfer. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German 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. ... 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. ... 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 Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... 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. ... 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. ... Steve Elkington (born December 8, 1962 in Inverell, Australia) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... 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José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German 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. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... John Cook (born October 2, 1957) is an American professional golfer from Windermere, Florida. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname Full Monty. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... 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. ... 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. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... 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. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Mark McNulty (b. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... 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. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 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. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Tsuneyuki Tommy Nakajima (born 20 October 1954 in Gunma) is a Japanese golfer. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... // Andy Bean (born March 13, 1953 in LaFayette, Georgia) ia an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level including 11 PGA Tour victories. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... // Bob Tway (born May 4, 1959 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including 8 PGA Tour victories. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... David Frost (born 11 September 1959 in Cape Town) is a South African golfer who has more than twenty professional tournament wins to his name, spread across four continents. ... Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American golfer who was at his peak in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Mark McNulty (b. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... Mark Calcavecchia (b. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... 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. ...


Although not recognised by any official award, these golfers have won the most World Ranking Points during the years for which the rankings have been calculated:

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... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 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. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... 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. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 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. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 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. ... 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. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... This article is about the golfer; for information on the politician, see Vijay R. Singh. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...

References

  1. ^ The Players Championship is the premier event that is sanctioned only by the PGA Tour. The four major championships are co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and have higher points allocations than The Players Championship.
  2. ^ The BMW PGA Championship (which is historically the British PGA Championship) is the leading event that is sanctioned by the European Tour only. The four major championships and the three individual World Golf Championships events are co-sanctioned by the European Tour and have higher ranking point allocations than the BMW PGA Championship.
  3. ^ The Japan Open is the leading event that is sanctioned by the Japanese Tour only. The four major championships and the three individual World Golf Championships events are co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and have higher ranking point allocations than the Japan Open
  4. ^ The Volvo Masters of Asia is the Asian Tour championship and is designated as the tour's premier event for ranking purposes, but the tour's richest sole sanctioned event, the Singapore Open, and several events that are co-sanctioned with the European Tour, offer more ranking points based on strength of field co-efficient.
  5. ^ Official World Golf Ranking - Top Tens, Golf Today February 4 2007

The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Singapore Open is an Asian Tour golf tournament. ...

See also

The following is a list of the 12 golfers who have risen to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings. ... // The Womens World Golf Rankings, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Rolex Rankings were introduced in February 2006. ... The World Amateur Golf Ranking for men was introduced by the R&A, the governing body of amateur golf outside the United States and Mexico, on 23 January 2007. ...

External links

  • Official World Golf Rankings website (includes archive of weekly ranking lists of Top-200 from 1987 on)

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