2015 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2015 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2015? Below is the year-end list of 2015's top-ranked golfers.

Jordan Spieth was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2015 after five PGA Tour victories — including the 2015 Masters and 2015 U.S. Open — and the FedEx Cup championship. Spieth's other wins were at the Valspar Championship, John Deere Classic and Tour Championship.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2015

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2015 (released on Dec. 27, 2015; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Jordan Spieth, United States, 11.5095
2. Jason Day, Australia, 10.9398
3. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 10.7509
4. Bubba Watson, United States, 7.9546
5. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 7.3390
6. Rickie Fowler, United States, 7.1278
7. Justin Rose, England, 7.0223
8. Dustin Johnson, United States, 6.1263
9. Jim Furyk, United States, 5.6183
10. Patrick Reed, United States, 4.6553
11. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 4.4699
12. Adam Scott, Australia, 4.4449
13. Zach Johnson, United States, 4.3437
14. Branden Grace, South Africa, 4.1322
15. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, 4.0195
16. Brooks Koepka, United States, 3.9902
17. Kevin Kisner, United States, 3.9509
18. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.8941
19. Danny Willett, England, 3.8283
20. Matt Kuchar, United States, 3.6834
21. Shane Lowry, Ireland, 3.5385
22. Paul Casey, England, 3.4725
23. Kevin Na, United States, 3.4621
24. J.B. Holmes, United States, 3.4070
25. Jimmy Walker, United States, 3.2869
26. Marc Leishman, Australia, 3.2746
27. Martin Kaymer, Germany, 3.2406
28. Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand, 3.2275
29. Byeong Hun An, Korea, 3.1274
30. Russell Knox, Scotland, 3.0280
31. Bernd Wiesberger, Austria, 2.9650
32. Emiliano Grillo, Argentina, 2.9326
33. Victor Dubuisson, France, 2.9076
34. Phil Mickelson, United States, 2.8764
35. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 2.8503
36. Andy Sullivan, England, 2.8461
37. Justin Thomas, United States, 2.8340
38. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, 2.8144
39. Robert Streb, United States, 2.7426
40. Anirban Lahiri, India, 2.7266
41. Billy Horschel, United States, 2.7211
42. Bill Haas, United States, 2.7005
43. Matthew Fitzpatrick, England, 2.6724
44. Chris Wood, England, 2.6580
45. Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark, 2.6564
46. Jamie Donaldson, Wales, 2.6278
47. Danny Lee, New Zealand, 2.6077
48. Scott Piercy, United States, 2.5951
49. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 2.5944
50. Lee Westwood, England, 2.5758

Comparing the above end-of-2015 rankings with the end-of-2014 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2014 to 2015 was by Kevin Kisner, who went from No. 236 to No. 17; and by Sjoren Kjeldsen, who moved from 335th to 45th.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Billy Horschel, who fell from No. 13 to No. 40.

The full OWGR at the end of 2015 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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