1991 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1991? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1991's top-ranked golfers.

Ian Woosnam was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year after earning what would be his only two career wins on the PGA Tour: The USF&G Classic and the 1991 Masters Tournament. Woosnam also won twice on the European Tour at the Mediterranean Open and Monte Carlo Open, and was the individual champion at the 1991 World Cup.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 1991

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 1991. For comparison's sake, the Top 10 golfers are listed with their average ranking points earned per tournament.

1. Ian Woosnam, Wales, 17.11
2. Nick Faldo, England, 15.34
3. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain, 15.32
4. Seve Ballesteros, Spain, 13.70
5. Greg Norman, Australia, 13.11
6. Fred Couples, United States, 12.78
7. Bernhard Langer, Germany, 12.59
8. Payne Stewart, United States, 11.83
9. Paul Azinger, United States, 10.88
10. Rodger Davis, Australia, 8.90
11. Ian Baker-Finch, Australia
12. Mark McNulty, Zimbabwe
13. Hale Irwin, , United States
14. Mark O'Meara, United States
15. Lanny Wadkins, United States
16. Tom Kite, United States
17. Craig Parry, Australia
18. Corey Pavin, United States
19. Bruce Lietzke, United States
20. Mark Calcavecchia, United States
21. Craig Stadler, United States
22. Chip Beck, United States
23. Davis Love III, United States
24. Nick Price, Zimbabwe
25. Curtis Strange, United States
26. Mike Harwood, Australia
27. Steve Pate, United States
28. Eduardo Romero, Argentina
29. Tom Purtzer, United States
30. Jumbo Ozaki, Japan
31. Larry Mize, United States
32. Steven Richardson, England
33. Tom Watson, United States
34. Fuzzy Zoeller, United States
35. Larry Nelson, United States
36. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland
37. Mark James, England
38. Raymond Floyd, United States
39. Wayne Levi, United States
40. Jodie Mudd, United States
41. Scott Hoch, United States
42. David Feherty, Northern Ireland
43. Ronan Rafferty, Northern Ireland
44. Steve Elkington, Australia
45. John Cook, United States
46. Tim Simpson, United States
47. John Daly, United States
48. Sandy Lyle, Scotland
49. Billy Andrade, United States
50. Peter Jacobsen, United States

Comparing the above end-of-1991 rankings with the end-of-1990 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 1990 to 1991 was by John Daly, who improved from No. 223 to No. 47.

The full OWGR at the end of 1991 can be viewed in the OWGR Archives; click on "Past Rankings" on this page.

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