2000 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfers finished the year 2000 in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking? Who was No. 1 at the end of 2000? Below is the year-end list of 2000's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after winning nine times on the PGA Tour, including the final three majors: the 2000 U.S. Open, 2000 British Open and 2000 PGA Championship. Woods' other PGA Tour wins were the Mercedes Championship, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, Memorial Tournament, WGC NEC Invitational and Bell Canadian Open. In addition, Woods won the Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour and, partnered with David Duval as Team USA, the WGC World Cup.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 2000

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 2000 (the number is the player's average ranking points earned per tournament):

1. Tiger Woods, United States, 29.40
2. Ernie Els, South Africa, 11.65
3. David Duval, United States, 11.20
4. Phil Mickelson, United States, 11.07
5. Lee Westwood, England, 9.46
6. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland, 8.34
7. Davis Love III, United States, 7.88
8. Hal Sutton, United States, 7.71
9. Vijay Singh, Fiji, 7.17
10. Tom Lehman, United States, 7.10
11. Jesper Parnevik, Sweden, 6.96
12. Darren Clarke, Northern Ireland, 6.77
13. Nick Price, Zimbabwe, 6.29
14. Michael Campbell, New Zealand, 5.87
15. Jim Furyk, United States, 5.76
16. Sergio Garcia, Spain, 5.67
17. Stewart Cink, United States, 5.30
18. Justin Leonard, United States, 5.22
19. John Huston, United States, 5.05
20. Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 5.03
21. Mike Weir, Canada, 4.96
22. Loren Roberts, United States, 4.81
23. David Toms, United States, 4.75
24. Padraig Harrington, Ire, 4.74
25. Carlos Franco, Paraguay, 4.67
26. Bob May, United States, 4.48
27. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain, 4.44
28. Kirk Triplett, United States, 4.35
29. Chris Perry, United States, 4.34
30. Paul Azinger, United States, 4.32
31. Rocco Mediate, United States, 4.17
32. Stuart Appleby, Australia, 4.11
33. Notah Begay III, United States, 4.02
34. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain, 4.02
35. Robert Allenby, Australia, 3.91
36. Duffy Waldorf, United States, 3.90
37. Jeff Maggert, United States, 3.88
38. Retief Goosen, South Africa, 3.73
39. Fred Couples, United States, 3.70
40. Eduardo Romero, Argentina, 3.43
41. Dudley Hart, United States, 3.40
42. Greg Norman, Australia, 3.37
43. Steve Flesch, United States, 3.37
44. Jose Coceres, Argentina, 3.35
45. Pierre Fulke, Sweden, 3.34
46. Scott Hoch, United States, 3.30
47. Angel Cabrera, Argentina, 3.17
48. Mark Calcavecchia, United States, 3.17
49. Shigeki Maruyama, Japan, 3.09
50. Scott Verplank, United States, 3.09

Comparing the above end-of-2000 rankings with the end-of-1999 rankings, the biggest jumps from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 1999 to 2000 were by Jose Coceras, who improved from No. 177 to 44th; and Michael Campbell, who moved from 108 to 14.

The biggest year-to-year drop within the Top 50 was by Jeff Maggert, who fell from 17th to 37th.

The full OWGR at the end of 2000 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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