2004 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2004 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2004? Below is the year-end list of 2004's top-ranked golfers.

Vijay Singh was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after winning nine times on the PGA Tour during the year, including the 2004 PGA Championship. Singh's other wins were the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Shell Houston Open, HP Classic of New Orleans, Buick Open, Deutsche Bank Championship, Bell Canadian Open, 84 Lumber Classic and Chrysler Championship.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2004

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2004 (the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Vijay Singh, Fiji, 12.79
2. Tiger Woods, United States, 11.60
3. Ernie Els, South Africa, 10.98
4. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 7.47
5. Phil Mickelson, United States, 7.00
6. Padraig Harrington, Ireland, 5.55
7. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 5.40
8. Mike Weir, Canada, 5.40
9. Davis Love III, United States, 5.38
10. Stewart Cink, United States, 4.65
11. Adam Scott, Australia, 4.33
12. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 4.32
13. Stuart Appleby, Australia, 4.16
14. Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, 4.14
15. Chris DiMarco, United States, 3.86
16. Todd Hamilton, United States, 3.72
17. Stephen Ames, Trinidad & Tobago, 3.59
18. Kenny Perry, United States, 3.53
19. Chad Campbell, United States, 3.51
20. David Toms, United States, 3.44
21. Jim Furyk, United States, 3.44
22. Scott Verplank, United States, 3.38
23. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 3.24
24. Lee Westwood, England, 3.21
25. K.J. Choi, Korea, 3.13
26. Luke Donald, England, 3.05
27. Jay Haas, United States, 3.02
28. Shigeki Maruyama, Japan, 2.99
29. Paul Casey, England, 2.97
30. Angel Cabrera, Argentina, 2.96
31. Fred Couples, United States, 2.92
32. Jerry Kelly, United States, 2.77
33. Robert Allenby, Australia, 2.77
34. Rory Sabbatini, South Africa, 2.73
35. Ian Poulter, England, 2.66
36. Steve Flesch, United States, 2.63
37. Peter Lonard, Australia, 2.62
38. Mark Hensby, Australia, 2.60
39. Justin Leonard, United States, 2.59
40. Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden, 2.55
41. John Daly, United States, 2.51
42. Thomas Levet, France, 2.50
43. David Howell, England, 2.49
44. Zach Johnson, United States, 2.49
45. Nick O'Hern, Australia, 2.36
46. Chris Riley, United States, 2.32
47. Jonathan Kaye, United States, 2.29
48. Joakim Haeggman, Sweden, 2.23
49. Trevor Immelman, South Africa, 2.19
50. Rod Pampling, Australia, 2.19

Comparing the above end-of-2004 rankings with the end-of-2003 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2003 to 2004 was by Mark Hensby, improving from No. 373 to No. 38.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Fredrik Jacobson, falling from No. 17 to No. 40.

The full OWGR at the end of 2004 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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