1999 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 1999 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 1999? Below is the year-end list of 1999's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after winning eight times on the PGA Tour, including the 1999 PGA Championship. Woods' other PGA Tour wins were the Buick Invitational, Memorial Tournament, Western Open, WGC NEC Invitational, Disney Classic, Tour Championship and WGC American Express Championship. Woods also won the Deutsche Bank SAP Open TPC of Europe on the European Tour.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 1999

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 1999 (the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Tiger Woods, United States, 19.98
2. David Duval, United States, 13.15
3. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland, 10.36
4. Davis Love III, United States, 9.48
5. Ernie Els, South Africa, 8.64
6. Lee Westwood, England, 7.85
7. Vijay Singh, Fiji, 7.82
8. Nick Price, Zimbabwe, 7.20
9. Phil Mickelson, United States, 6.58
10. Mark O'Meara, United States, 6.52
11. Jim Furyk, United States, 6.36
12. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 6.20
13. Justin Leonard, United States, 6.14
14. Hal Sutton, United States, 6.11
15. Jesper Parnevik, Sweden, 5.43
16. John Huston, United States, 5.36
17. Jeff Maggert, United States, 5.34
18. Carlos Franco, Paraguay, 5.30
19. Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, 5.29
20. Fred Couples, United States, 5.18
21. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 4.91
22. Tom Lehman, United States, 4.83
23. Chris Perry, United States, 4.42
24. David Toms, United States, 4.40
25. Steve Elkington, Australia, 4.29
26. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain, 4.24
27. Steve Pate, United States, 4.15
28. Jeff Sluman, United States, 4.03
29. Steve Stricker, United States, 3.95
30. Bob Estes, United States, 3.86
31. Tim Herron, United States, 3.83
32. Stewart Cink, United States, 3.81
33. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 3.76
34. Dudley Hart, United States, 3.75
35. Stuart Appleby, Australia, 3.71
36. Jumbo Ozaki, Japan, 3.68
37. Glen Day, United States, 3.67
38. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 3.63
39. Lee Janzen, United States, 3.63
40. Brian Watts, United States, 3.61
41. Scott Hoch, United States, 3.54
42. Craig Parry, Australia, 3.46
43. Greg Norman, Australia, 3.45
44. Paul Lawrie, Scotland, 3.38
45. Bob Tway, United States, 3.36
46. Joe Ozaki, Japan, 3.36
47. Brent Geiberger, United States, 3.32
48. Fred Funk, United States, 3.28
49. Loren Roberts, United States, 3.27
50. Padraig Harrington, Ireland, 3.07

Comparing the above end-of-1999 rankings with the end-of-1998 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 1998 to 1999 was by Sergio Garcia, who improved from No. 405 to No. 12.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Greg Norman, who fell from 18th to 43rd.

The full OWGR at the end of 1999 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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