2013 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2013 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2013? Below is the year-end list of 2013's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2013 after leading the PGA Tour with five victories during the year. Woods' wins were in the Farmers Insurance Open, WGC Cadillac Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Those were career wins Nos. 75 through 79, respectively, for Woods.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2013

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2013 (released on Dec. 8, 2013; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Tiger Woods, United States, 12.3398
2. Adam Scott, Australia, 9.9981
3. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 9.0146
4. Justin Rose, England, 7.5257
5. Phil Mickelson, United States, 7.4438
6. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 6.8188
7. Matt Kuchar, United States, 6.4709
8. Steve Stricker, United States, 6.0441
9. Zach Johnson, United States, 5.7094
10. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 5.5188
11. Jason Day, Australia, 5.4981
12. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, 5.2833
13. Jason Dufner, United States, 5.2760
14. Ian Poulter, England, 5.2591
15. Dustin Johnson, United States, 5.0162
16. Luke Donald, England, 4.8739
17. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 4.8154
18. Jim Furyk, United States, 4.8072
19. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 4.6799
20. Keegan Bradley, United States, 4.5449
21. Webb Simpson, United States, 4.5169
22. Jordan Spieth, United States, 4.2936
23. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, 4.0081
24. Lee Westwood, England, 3.9414
25. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 3.8102
26. Bubba Watson, United States, 3.7631
27. Ernie Els, South Africa, 3.7530
28. Jamie Donaldson, Wales, 3.7169
29. Bill Haas, United States, 3.5457
30. Nick Watney, United States, 3.4487
31. Hunter Mahan, United States, 3.3960
32. Victor Dubuisson, France, 3.3029
33. Ryan Moore, United States, 3.2827
34. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.2168
35. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain, 3.0604
36. Graham Delaet, Canada, 2.9725
37. Francesco Molinari, Italy, 2.9079
38. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 2.8436
39. Martin Kaymer, Germany, 2.8349
40. Rickie Fowler, United States, 2.7668
41. Jonas Blixt, Sweden, 2.7453
42. Matteo Manassero, Italy, 2.7443
43. Billy Horschel, United States, 2.7365
44. Kevin Streelman, United States, 2.6998
45. David Lynn, England, 2.6874
46. Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand, 2.5852
47. Jimmy Walker, United States, 2.5768
48. Peter Hanson, Sweden, 2.5391
49. Branden Grace, South Africa, 2.4127
50. Richard Sterne, South Africa, 2.4015

Comparing the above end-of-2013 rankings with the end-of-2012 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2012 to 2013 was by Jordan Spieth, who went from No. 809 to No. 22. Other big moves were made by Hideki Matsuyama (127 to 23), Graham Delaet (177 to 35), Billy Horschell (312 to 40) and Kevin Streelman (225 to 44).

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Louis Oosthuizen, who fell from No. 6 to No. 33.

The full OWGR at the end of 2013 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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