2010 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2010 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2010? Below is the year-end list of 2010's top-ranked golfers.

Lee Westwood was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2010. Westwood had one win on the PGA Tour (St. Jude Classic) and one on the Sunshine Tour (Nedbank Golf Challenge). He also lost in a playoff at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, and finished second in both The Masters and the British Open.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2010

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2010 (released on Dec. 10, 2010; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Lee Westwood, England, 9.374
2. Tiger Woods, United States, 8.070
3. Martin Kaymer, Germany, 7.374
4. Phil Mickelson, United States, 6.856
5. Jim Furyk, United States, 6.338
6. Steve Stricker, United States, 6.250
7. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, 6.239
8. Paul Casey, England, 6.018
9. Luke Donald, England, 5.728
10. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 5.694
11. Ian Poulter, England, 5.650
12. Ernie Els, South Africa, 5.448
13. Matt Kuchar, United States, 4.826
14. Dustin Johnson, United States, 4.603
15. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 4.472
16. Francesco Molinari, Italy, 4.447
17. Robert Karlsson, Sweden, 4.389
18. Edoardo Molinari, Italy, 4.208
19. Hunter Mahan, United States, 4.118
20. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.790
21. Robert Allenby, Australia, 3.696
22. Zach Johnson, United States, 3.684
23. Padraig Harrington, Ireland, 3.649
24. Adam Scott, Australia, 3.623
25. Geoff Ogilvy, Australia, 3.616
26. Tim Clark, South Africa, 3.607
27. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 3.536
28. Rickie Fowler, United States, 3.504
29. Justin Rose, England, 3.473
30. K.T. Kim, Korea, 3.458
31. Anthony Kim, United States, 3.436
32. Bubba Watson, United States, 3.402
33. Ross Fisher, England, 3.323
34. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 3.299
35. Nick Watney, United States, 3.195
36. Camilo Villegas, Colombia, 3.145
37. Ryo Ishikawa, Japan, 3.145
38. Jason Day, Australia, 3.085
39. Ben Crane, United States, 3.067
40. Peter Hanson, Sweden, 2.999
41. Yuta Ikeda, Japan, 2.982
42. Sean O'Hair, United States, 2.925
43. Y.E. Yang, Korea, 2.913
44. Ryan Moore, United States, 2.774
45. Bo Van Pelt, United States, 2.767
46. Stewart Cink, United States, 2.747
47. K.J. Choi, Korea, 2.729
48. Hiroyuki Fujita, Japan, 2.667
49. Alvaro Quiros, Spain, 2.657
50. Martin Laird, Scotland, 2.616

Comparing the above end-of-2010 rankings with the end-of-2009 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2009 to 2010 was by Rickie Fowler, who improved from No. 251 to No. 28; and Jason Day went from No. 140 to No. 38.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Sean O'Hair, who fell from No. 15 to No. 42.

The full OWGR at the end of 2010 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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