Players who have been ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking
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Players who have been ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking



Since the Official World Golf Ranking was introduced in 1986, 20 players have reached the No. 1 ranking in the world. Dustin Johnson became the 20th player to reach the top spot in the world ranking on Feb. 19, 2017, when he won the 2017 Genesis Open, unseating Jason Day after 47 consecutive weeks at the top of the ranking.

Tiger Woods holds the most weeks at No. 1, having held the top spot for 683 weeks in his career. He spent more than 13 years at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, including a preposterous 281 weeks from June 12, 2005 to Oct. 30, 2010.

Of the 20 players to hold the No. 1 ranking, only one has held it for one week: Tom Lehman from Apr. 20-26, 1997.



Let's take a look at the order in which players have been No. 1 in the world and for how many cumulative weeks each player has held the top spot.

Players who have been ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking

1. Bernhard Langer - 3
2. Seve Ballesteros - 61
3. Greg Norman - 331
4. Nick Faldo - 97
5. Ian Woosnam - 50
6. Fred Couples - 16
7. Nick Price - 44
8. Tom Lehman - 1
9. Tiger Woods - 683
10. Ernie Els - 9
11. David Duval - 15
12. Vijay Singh - 32
13. Lee Westwood - 22
14. Martin Kaymer - 8
15. Luke Donald - 56
16. Rory McIlroy - 95
17. Adam Scott - 11
18. Jordan Spieth - 26
19. Jason Day - 51
20. Dustin Johnson - 1

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