1992 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 1992? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1992's top-ranked golfers.

Nick Faldo was ranked No. 1 at the end of the year, a year in which he won the 1992 British Open. He also won three other events on the European Tour: the Irish Open, Scandinavian Masters and European Open. Faldo also won two non-Tour events, the World Match Play Championship and the Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship.

Men's World Golf Rankings, End of 1992

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the calendar year 1992. For comparison's sake, the Top 10 golfers are listed with their average ranking points earned per tournament.

1. Nick Faldo, England, 23.54
2. Fred Couples, United States, 16.27
3. Ian Woosnam, Wales, 13.14
4. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain, 12.87
5. Greg Norman, Australia, 12.63
6. Bernhard Langer, Germany, 12.44
7. John Cook, United States, 11.68
8. Nick Price, Zimbabwe, 11.51
9. Paul Azinger, United States, 10.83
10. Davis Love III, United States, 10.75
11. Tom Kite, United States
12. Mark O'Meara, United States
13. Seve Ballesteros, Spain
14. Raymond Floyd, United States
15. Jumbo Ozaki, Japan
16. Corey Pavin, United States
17. Bruce Lietzke, United States
18. Steve Elkington, Australia
19. Mark McNulty, Zimbabwe
20. Colin Montgomerie, Scotland
21. Payne Stewart, United States
22. Craig Parry, Australia
23. Rodger Davis, Australia
24. Ian Baker-Finch, Australia
25. Chip Beck, United States
26. David Frost, South Africa
27. Jeff Sluman, United States
28. Tony Johnstone, Zimbabwe
29. Sandy Lyle, Scotland
30. Tom Watson, United States
31. Lanny Wadkins, United States
32. Peter Senior, Australia
33. Brad Faxon, United States
34. Steve Pate, United States
35. Ronan Rafferty, Northern Ireland
36. Eduardo Romero, Argentina
37. Curtis Strange, United States
38. Vijay Singh, Fiji
39. Anders Forsbrand, Sweden
40. Ernie Els, South Africa
41. Gene Sauers, United States
42. Jim Gallagher Jr., United States
43. Dan Forsman, United States
44. Mark Brooks, United States
45. Jose Rivero, Spain
46. Duffy Waldorf, United States
47. Joe Ozaki, Japan
48. Mark Calcavecchia, United States
49. Hale Irwin, United States
50. John Huston, United States

Comparing the above end-of-1992 rankings with the end-of-1991 rankings, the biggest jump from outside the Top 50 into the Top 50 from 1991 to 1992 was by Ernie Els, who improved from No. 416 to No. 40.

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