2018 Women's World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfer finished the year 2018 at No. 1 in the women's world golf rankings? Let's find out, along with looking at the end-of-year Top 50 in the Rolex Rankings, the official world rankings of women's professional golf.

Ariya Jutanugarn finished 2018 at No. 1 in the rankings. She won three times during the year on the LPGA Tour, including the U.S. Women's Open. Her other LPGA wins were in the Kingsmill Championship and Ladies Scottish Open. Jutanugarn also recorded Top 5 finishes in the ANA Inspiration and Women's British Open, two other LPGA majors.

Women's World Golf Rankings, End of 2018

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Rolex Rankings of the calendar year 2018. For comparison's sake, the number next to each golfer's name is her average ranking points earned per start.

1. Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 7.34
2. Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, 6.78
3. So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, 6.34
4. Inbee Park, South Korea, 5.85
5. Lexi Thompson, United States, 5.68
6. Minjee Lee, Australia, 5.36
7. Nasa Hataoka, Japan, 5.18
8. Georgia Hall, England, 5.02
9. Brooke Henderson, Canada, 4.72
10. Jin Young Ko, South Korea, 4.51
11. Shanshan Feng, China, 4.46
12. Sei Young Kim, South Korea, 4.37
13. Jessica Korda, United States, 4.33
14. Lydia Ko, New Zealand, 4.30
15. Carlota Ciganda, Spain, 4.19
16. In Gee Chun, South Korea, 4.09
17. I.K. Kim, South Korea, 3.99
18. Danielle Kang, United States, 3.99
19. Jeongeun Lee6, South Korea, 3.95
20. Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 3.86
21. Jiyai Shin, South Korea, 3.65
22. Hye Jin Choi, South Korea, 3.62
23. Nelly Korda, United States, 3.59
24. Charley Hull, England, 3.42
25. Amy Yang, South Korea, 3.27
26. Marina Alex, United States, 3.27
27. Lizette Salas, United States, 3.22
28. Sun Ju Ahn, South Korea, 3.21
29. Ai Suzuki, Japan, 3.20
30. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, 3.20
31. Cristie Kerr, United States, 3.14
32. Michelle Wie, United States, 3.02
33. Eun-Hee Ji, South Korea, 3.01
34. Angela Stanford, United States, 2.93
35. Austin Ernst, United States, 2.88
36. Seon Woo Bae, South Korea, 2.71
37. Brittany Lincicome, United States, 2.67
38. Ji Hyun Oh, South Korea, 2.54
39. Angel Yin, United States, 2.40
40. Brittany Altomare, United States, 2.18
41. Caroline Masson, Germany, 2.18
42. Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden, 2.16
43. Da Yeon Lee, South Korea, 2.13
44. Mamiko Higa, Japan, 2.08
45. Hyo-Joo Kim, South Korea, 2.02
46. So Young Lee, South Korea, 2.01
47. Jennifer Song, United States, 1.99
48. Amy Olson, United States, 1.95
49. Teresa Lu, Taiwan, 1.93
50. Ryann O'Toole, United States, 1.86

The above Top 50 was published by the Rolex Rankings on December 31, 2018. You can view the full rankings on that day here.

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