2011 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2011 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2011? Below is the year-end list of 2011's top-ranked golfers.

Luke Donald was ranked No. 1 at the end of 2011 after winning twice on the PGA Tour during the year — the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship and the Children's Miracle Network Classic. He also lost in a playoff at The Heritage, plus won the BMW PGA Championship and Barclays Scottish Open on the European Tour.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2011

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2011 (released on Dec. 18, 2011; the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Luke Donald, England, 10.185
2. Lee Westwood, England, 8.206
3. Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 7.884
4. Martin Kaymer, Germany, 6.668
5. Adam Scott, Australia, 5.581
6. Steve Stricker, United States, 5.443
7. Dustin Johnson, United States, 5.377
8. Jason Day, Australia, 5.152
9. Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, 5.140
10. Webb Simpson, United States, 5.087
11. Matt Kuchar, United States, 4.806
12. Nick Watney, United States, 4.775
13. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, 4.633
14. Phil Mickelson, United States, 4.579
15. K.J. Choi, Korea, 4.388
16. Ian Poulter, England, 3.958
17. Justin Rose, England, 3.917
18. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 3.914
19. Hunter Mahan, United States, 3.833
20. Paul Casey, England, 3.799
21. Bubba Watson, United States, 3.759
22. Alvaro Quiros, Spain, 3.735
23. Tiger Woods, United States, 3.643
24. Robert Karlsson, Sweden, 3.611
25. K.T. Kim, Korea, 3.579
26. David Toms, United States, 3.556
27. Bill Haas, United States, 3.487
28. Bo Van Pelt, United States, 3.427
29. Simon Dyson, England, 3.421
30. Bae Sang-moon, Korea, 3.303
31. Keegan Bradley, United States, 3.302
32. Rickie Fowler, United States, 3.300
33. Jason Dufner, United States, 3.260
34. Anders Hansen, Denmark, 3.223
35. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 3.213
36. Geoff Ogilvy, Australia, 3.184
37. Zach Johnson, United States, 3.152
38. Brandt Snedeker, United States, 3.143
39. Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, 3.125
40. Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden, 3.118
41. Francesco Molinari, Italy, 3.108
42. Peter Hanson, Sweden, 3.019
43. John Senden, Australia, 2.939
44. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 2.931
45. Y.E. Yang, Korea, 2.886
46. Aaron Baddeley, Australia, 2.830
47. Martin Laird, Scotland, 2.818
48. Jim Furyk, United States, 2.798
49. Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, 2.788
50. Ryo Ishikawa, Japan, 2.751

Comparing the above end-of-2011 rankings with the end-of-2010 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 2010 to 2011 was by Keegan Bradley, going from No. 329 to No. 30; and Webb Simpson, from 213th to ninth.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Jim Furyk, who fell from No. 5 to No. 48.

The full OWGR at the end of 2011 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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