2016 Women's World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfer finished the year 2016 at No. 1 in the women's world golf rankings? On this page we'll find out that answer, plus look at the season-ending Top 50 in the Rolex Rankings, the official world rankings of women's professional golf.

Lydia Ko finished 2016 at No. 1 in the rankings. Ko won four times on the LPGA Tour during the year, including one major championship, the ANA Inspiration. Her other LPGA wins in 2016 were the Kia Classic, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and Marathon Classic. She finished second in another major, the Women's PGA Championship, after getting into a playoff. Ko also won the New Zealand Women's Open in 2016.

Women's World Golf Rankings, End of 2016

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Rolex Rankings of the calendar year 2016. For comparison's sake, the number next to each golfer's name is her average ranking points earned per start.

1. Lydia Ko, New Zealand, 11.48
2. Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, 7.90
3. In Gee Chun, South Korea, 7.34
4. Shanshan Feng, China, 7.03
5. Lexi Thompson, United States, 6.25
6. Sei Young Kim, South Korea, 6.12
7. Ha Na Jang, South Korea, 6.01
8. Brooke Henderson, Canada, 5.93
9. So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, 5.83
10. Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, 5.67
11. Inbee Park, South Korea, 5.52
12. Amy Yang, South Korea, 5.17
13. Stacy Lewis, United States, 4.69
14. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, 4.64
15. Bo Mee Lee, South Korea, 4.27
16. Charley Hull, England, 4.20
17. Minjee Lee, Australia, 3.99
18. Suzann Pettersen, Norway, 3.89
19. Gerina Piller, United States, 3.75
20. Carlota Ciganda, Spain, 3.59
21. Harukyo Nomura, Japan, 3.46
22. Brittany Lang, United States, 3.34
23. Jiyai Shin, South Korea, 3.33
24. Mirim Lee, South Korea, 3.30
25. Hyo-Joo Kim, South Korea, 3.24
26. Jin Young Ko, South Korea, 2.91
27. Teresa Lu, Taiwan, 2.88
28. I.K. Kim, South Korea, 2.86
29. Jessica Korda, United States, 2.85
30. Cristie Kerr, United States, 2.84
31. Sun Ju Ahn, South Korea, 2.72
32. Mo Martin, United States, 2.63
33. Candie Kung, Taiwan, 2.59
34. Alison Lee, United States, 2.53
35. Mi Jung Hur, South Korea, 2.47
36. Ha Neul Kim, South Korea, 2.43
37. Jenny Shin, South Korea, 2.38
38. Ritsuko Ryu, Japan, 2.35
39. Mi Hyang Lee, South Korea, 2.27
40. Seon Woo Bae, South Korea, 2.19
41. Minsun5 Kim, South Korea, 2.18
42. Ai Suzuki, Japan, 2.16
43. Brittany Lincicome, United States, 2.15
44. Minyoung2 Lee, South Korea, 2.10
45. Karine Icher, France, 2.10
46. Ji Hee Lee, South Korea, 2.09
47. Hae Rym Kim, South Korea, 2.06
48. Chella Choi, South Korea, 2.05
49. Seung Hyun Lee, South Korea, 2.05
50. Azahara Munoz, Spain, 2.03

The above Top 50 was published by the Rolex Rankings on December 26, 2016. You can view the full rankings on that day here.

Next:
2017 Women's World Golf Rankings

Related article: Men's world golf rankings at the end of 2016

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