2014 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2014 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2014? Below is the year-end list of 2014's top-ranked golfers.

Rory McIlroy was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2014 after winning two majors during the year: the 2014 British Open and 2014 PGA Championship. McIlroy also won the WGC Bridgstone Invitational, and the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship during the year.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2014

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2014 (released on Dec. 28, 2014; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 11.0429
2. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 8.1334
3. Adam Scott, Australia, 7.7100
4. Bubba Watson, United States, 7.2741
5. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 6.6963
6. Justin Rose, England, 6.6888
7. Jim Furyk, United States, 6.6230
8. Jason Day, Australia, 5.8111
9. Jordan Spieth, United States, 5.7476
10. Rickie Fowler, United States, 5.4674
11. Matt Kuchar, United States, 5.1066
12. Martin Kaymer, Germany, 4.8623
13. Billy Horschel, United States, 4.4776
14. Phil Mickelson, United States, 4.4465
15. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, 4.1571
16. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, 4.1208
17. Victor Dubuisson, France, 4.0228
18. Zach Johnson, United States, 3.8267
19. Dustin Johnson, United States, 3.7848
20. Chris Kirk, United States, 3.7640
21. Jimmy Walker, United States, 3.7191
22. Hunter Mahan, United States, 3.6104
23. Patrick Reed, United States, 3.5132
24. Jamie Donaldson, Wales, 3.4392
25. Kevin Na, United States, 3.3096
26. Lee Westwood, England, 3.2786
27. Ian Poulter, England, 3.2320
28. Keegan Bradley, United States, 3.1637
29. Joost Luiten, Netherlands, 3.1578
30. Ryan Moore, United States, 3.0828
31. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 3.0249
32. Tiger Woods, United States, 3.0069
33. Luke Donald, England, 2.9933
34. Brooks Koepka, United States, 2.9736
35. Stephen Gallacher, Scotland, 2.9134
36. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 2.8632
37. Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand, 2.8297
38. Jason Dufner, United States, 2.8207
39. Bill Haas, United States, 2.8100
40. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 2.8053
41. Steve Stricker, United States, 2.7413
42. Ryan Palmer, United States, 2.7379
43. Webb Simpson, United States, 2.7122
44. Shane Lowry, Ireland, 2.6553
45. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 2.6401
46. Marc Leishman, Australia, 2.6006
47. Mikko Ilonen, Finland, 2.5964
48. Gary Woodland, United States, 2.5564
49. John Senden, Australia, 2.4823
50. Danny Willett, England, 2.4681

Comparing the above end-of-2014 rankings with the end-of-2013 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2013 to 2014 was by Kevin Na, who jumped from No. 233 to No. 25.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Steve Stricker, who fell from No. 8 to No. 41.

The full OWGR at the end of 2014 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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