2020 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2020 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1? Below is the year-end list of 2020's top-ranked golfers.

No. 1 at the end of 2020? That was Dustin Johnson. Johnson won four PGA Tour tournaments in the calendar year of 2020: the Travelers Championship, Northern Trust, Tour Championship and the 2020 Masters Tournament. At The Masters, he set a new tournament scoring record of 268.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2020

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2020 (released on Dec. 27, 2020; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Dustin Johnson, United States, 12.6701
2. Jon Rahm, Spain, 9.9819
3. Justin Thomas, United States, 9.1738
4. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 7.1437
5. Bryson DeChambeau, United States, 7.1014
6. Webb Simpson, United States, 7.0184
7. Collin Morikawa, United States, 7.0079
8. Xander Schauffele, United States, 6.8987
9. Patrick Cantlay, United States, 6.2210
10. Tyrrell Hatton, England, 6.1431
11. Patrick Reed, United States, 5.8648
12. Brooks Koepka, United States, 5.3323
13. Daniel Berger, United States, 4.8180
14. Viktor Hovland, Norway, 4.6594
15. Matthew Wolff, United States, 4.6101
16. Matthew Fitzpatrick, England, 4.5793
17. Tommy Fleetwood, England, 4.1992
18. Sungjae Im, Korea, 4.1904
19. Tony Finau, United States, 4.1049
20. Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, 4.0972
21. Adam Scott, Australia, 4.0628
22. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.9410
23. Abraham Ancer, Mexico, 3.6768
24. Paul Casey, England, 3.5696
25. Kevin Kisner, United States, 3.4344
26. Jason Kokrak, United States, 3.4295
27. Cameron Smith, Australia, 3.3294
28. Harris English, United States, 3.2491
29. Marc Leishman, Australia, 3.2220
30. Ryan Palmer, United States, 3.1315
31. Scottie Scheffler, United States, 3.1071
32. Victor Perez, France, 3.0379
33. Shane Lowry, Ireland, 3.0326
34. Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa, 3.0131
35. Justin Rose, England, 2.9891
36. Lee Westwood, England, 2.8892
37. Matt Kuchar, United States, 2.8721
38. Kevin Na, United States, 2.8471
39. Gary Woodland, United States, 2.8067
40. Bernd Wiesberger, Austria, 2.7415
41. Tiger Woods, United States, 2.7241
42. Billy Horschel, United States, 2.6998
43. Jason Day, Australia, 2.5798
44. Bubba Watson, United States, 2.5089
45. Joaquin Niemann, Chile, 2.4945
46. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 2.4703
47. Brendon Todd, United States, 2.4265
48. Ian Poulter, England, 2.2924
49. Mackenzie Hughes, Canada, 2.2684
50. Matt Wallace, England, 2.2479

Comparing the above end-of-2020 rankings with the end-of-2019 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2019 to 2020 was by Mackenzie Hughes, who went from No. 264 at the end of 2019 to No. 49 at the end of 2020. Also notable: Harris English went from 83rd to 28th year-over-year, Matthew Wolff from No. 117 to No. 15, and Daniel Berger from 154th to 13th.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Tiger Woods, who was No. 6 at the end of 2019 but No. 41 at the end of 2020.

The full OWGR at the end of 2020 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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