2017 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2017 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2017? Below is the year-end list of 2017's top-ranked golfers.

Dustin Johnson was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2017 after winning four times on the PGA Tour during the calendar year, including two WGC events. Those wins were the Genesis Open, WGC Mexico Championship, WGC Dell Technologies Match Play and The Northern Trust.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2017

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2017 (released on Dec. 31, 2017); the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Dustin Johnson, United States, 10.4090
2. Jordan Spieth, United States, 9.2079
3. Justin Thomas, United States, 8.3606
4. Jon Rahm, Spain, 8.0543
5. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, 7.9197
6. Justin Rose, England, 7.8379
7. Rickie Fowler, United States, 6.7951
8. Brooks Koepka, United States, 6.3286
9. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 5.9013
10. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 5.6648
11. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 5.6385
12. Marc Leishman, Australia, 5.1163
13. Jason Day, Australia, 5.0432
14. Paul Casey, England, 4.8891
15. Matt Kuchar, United States, 4.7382
16. Tyrrell Hatton, England, 4.6308
17. Tommy Fleetwood, England, 4.5526
18. Alex Noren, Sweden, 4.5011
19. Pat Perez, United States, 4.2706
20. Rafael Cabrera Bello, Spain, 3.9638
21. Francesco Molinari, Italy, 3.8448
22. Charley Hoffman, United States, 3.7843
23. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.7476
24. Patrick Reed, United States, 3.6943
25. Xander Schauffele, United States, 3.4517
26. Kevin Kisner, United States, 3.3464
27. Brian Harman, United States, 3.3256
28. Daniel Berger, United States, 3.1935
29. Matthew Fitzpatrick, England, 3.1630
30. Branden Grace, South Africa, 3.0970
31. Adam Scott, Australia, 2.9690
32. Ross Fisher, England, 2.9522
33. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 2.9055
34. Kevin Chappell, United States, 2.8917
35. Yuta Ikeda, Japan, 2.7096
36. Thomas Pieters, Belgium, 2.6939
37. Phil Mickelson, United States, 2.6644
38. Patrick Cantlay, United States, 2.6131
39. Bernd Wiesberger, Austria, 2.5938
40. Tony Finau, United States, 2.5821
41. Jason Dufner, United States, 2.5693
42. Siwoo Kim, Korea, 2.5602
43. Webb Simpson, United States, 2.5180
44. Jhonattan Vegas, Venezuela, 2.5002
45. Brendan Steele, United States, 2.4871
46. Russell Henley, United States, 2.4255
47. Zach Johnson, United States, 2.3883
48. Kyle Stanley, United States, 2.3582
49. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, 2.3457
50. Yusaku Miyazato, Japan, 2.3450

Comparing the above end-of-2017 rankings with the end-of-2016 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2016 to 2017 was by Patrick Cantlay, who moved from No. 1866 to No. 38. Jon Rahm went from No. 137 at the end of 2016 to No. 4; Xander Schauffele from No. 299 to No. 25.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Adam Scott, who fell from No. 7 at the end of 2016 to No. 31 above.

The full OWGR at the end of 2017 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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