2003 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2003 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2003? Below is the year-end list of 2003's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after winning five times on the PGA Tour. Those victories were in the Buick Invitational, WGC Accenture Match Play, Bay Hill Invitational, Western Open and WGC American Express Championship.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2003

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2003 (the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Tiger Woods, United States, 14.58
2. Vijay Singh, Fiji, 9.77
3. Ernie Els, South Africa, 8.41
4. Davis Love III, United States, 7.53
5. Jim Furyk, United States, 6.81
6. Mike Weir, Canada, 6.54
7. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 5.92
8. Padraig Harrington, Ireland, 5.28
9. David Toms, United States, 5.09
10. Kenny Perry, United States, 5.08
11. Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, 4.26
12. Nick Price, Zimbabwe, 4.06
13. Chad Campbell, United States, 3.84
14. Stuart Appleby, Australia, 3.84
15. Phil Mickelson, United States, 3.83
16. Robert Allenby, Australia, 3.67
17. Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden, 3.60
18. Charles Howell III, United States, 3.39
19. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 3.31
20. Justin Leonard, United States, 3.28
21. K.J. Choi, Korea, 3.28
22. Brad Faxon, United States, 3.24
23. Paul Casey, England, 3.08
24. Scott Verplank, United States, 3.07
25. Adam Scott, Australia, 3.04
26. Chris DiMarco, United States, 3.04
27. Chris Riley, United States, 2.94
28. Peter Lonard, Australia, 2.91
29. Jay Haas, United States, 2.88
30. Bob Tway, United States, 2.87
31. Stephen Leaney, Australia, 2.86
32. Jonathan Kaye, United States, 2.85
33. Jerry Kelly, United States, 2.84
34. Ben Curtis, United States, 2.74
35. Rocco Mediate, United States, 2.72
36. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 2.71
37. Fred Couples, United States, 2.71
38. Fred Funk, United States, 2.67
39. Shigeki Maruyama, Japan, 2.57
40. Bob Estes, United States, 2.50
41. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland, 2.46
42. Ian Poulter, England, 2.42
43. Alex Cejka, Germany, 2.42
44. Michael Campbell, New Zealand, 2.41
45. Eduardo Romero, Argentina, 2.39
46. Shaun Micheel, United States, 2.36
47. Rich Beem, United States, 2.36
48. Phillip Price, Wales, 2.31
49. Toshi Izawa, Japan, 2.29
50. Tim Herron, United States, 2.25

Comparing the above end-of-2003 rankings with the end-of-2002 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2002 to 2003 was by Ben Curtis, who moved from No. 1,268 to No. 34 after winning the 2003 British Open.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Colin Montgomerie, who fell from No. 10 to No. 41; and by Sergio Garcia, who dropped from No. 4 to No. 36.

The full OWGR at the end of 2003 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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