2007 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2007 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2007? Below is the year-end list of 2007's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after posting seven victories on the PGA Tour, including the 2007 PGA Championship. The other six wins were in the Buick Invitational, WGC CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, WGC Bridgestone Invitational, BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2007

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2007 (released on Dec. 31, 2007; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Tiger Woods, United States, 19.615
2. Phil Mickelson, United States, 8.715
3. Jim Furyk, United States, 6.551
4. Ernie Els, South Africa, 6.509
5. Steve Stricker, United States, 6.449
6. Justin Rose, England, 5.997
7. Adam Scott, Australia, 5.807
8. Padraig Harrington, Ireland, 5.570
9. K.J. Choi, Korea, 5.146
10. Vijay Singh, Fiji, 5.080
11. Rory Sabbatini, South Africa, 4.963
12. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 4.779
13. Geoff Ogilvy, Australia, 4.648
14. Angel Cabrera, Argentina, 4.457
15. Zach Johnson, United States, 4.166
16. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 4.062
17. Luke Donald, England, 3.947
18. Aaron Baddeley, Australia, 3.939
19. Trevor Immelman, South Africa, 3.783
20. Niclas Fasth, Sweden, 3.425
21. Paul Casey, England, 3.405
22. Ian Poulter, England, 3.355
23. Lee Westwood, England, 3.270
24. Stewart Cink, United States, 3.208
25. Scott Verplank, United States, 3.206
26. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 3.143
27. Toru Taniguchi, Japan, 3.035
28. Andres Romero, Argentina, 2.945
29. Tim Clark, South Africa, 2.928
30. Arron Oberholser, United States, 2.782
31. Woody Austin, United States, 2.712
32. Brett Wetterich, United States, 2.705
33. Stephen Ames, Canada, 2.682
34. Hunter Mahan, United States, 2.667
35. Mike Weir, Canada, 2.656
36. Stuart Appleby, Australia, 2.623
37. Nick O'Hern, Australia, 2.618
38. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 2.587
39. Shingo Katayama, Japan, 2.586
40. Richard Green, Australia, 2.582
41. Robert Karlsson, Sweden, 2.552
42. Charles Howell III, United States, 2.544
43. David Toms, United States, 2.511
44. Richard Sterne, South Africa, 2.462
45. Boo Weekley, United States, 2.455
46. Soren Hansen, Denmark, 2.409
47. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 2.371
48. Nick Dougherty, England, 2.350
49. Mark Calcavecchia, United States, 2.332
50. Anders Hansen, Denmark, 2.291

Comparing the above end-of-2007 rankings with the end-of-2006 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2006 to 2007 was by Hunter Mahan, who improved from No. 219 to No. 34.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by David Toms, who fell from 19th to 43rd; and Retief Goosen, who dropped from No. 6 to 26th.

The full OWGR at the end of 2007 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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