2011 Women's World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfer finished the year 2011 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.

Yani Tseng was ranked No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings at the end of 2011. For the year, Tseng was the LPGA Tour's scoring leader and money leader, and won the LPGA Player of the Year Award. She won seven times total on the LPGA Tour in 2011, including two majors — the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open. Tseng's other LPGA victories were the Honda LPGA Thailand, LPGA State Farm Classic, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, LPGA Hana Bank Championship and Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. She won five other tournaments around the world, including the Women's Australian Open, RACV Ladies Masters and Taihu Ladies Open, all co-sponsored by the Ladies European Tour.

Women's World Golf Rankings, End of 2011

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Rolex Rankings of the calendar year 2011. For comparison's sake, the number next to the name of each golfer inside the Top 10 is her average ranking points earned per start.

1. Yani Tseng, Taiwan, 17.68
2. Suzann Pettersen, Norway, 10.26
3. Na Yeon Choi, South Korea, 9.95
4. Cristie Kerr, United States, 9.89
5. Paula Creamer, United States, 8.06
6. Sun Ju Ahn, South Korea, 7.90
7. Jiyai Shin, South Korea, 7.60
8. I.K. Kim, South Korea, 6.85
9. Ai Miyazato, Japan, 6.72
10. Stacy Lewis, United States, 6.69
11. Brittany Lincicome, United States
12. Amy Yang, South Korea
13. Shanshan Feng, China
14. Chie Arimura, Japan
15. Morgan Pressel, United States
16. Ji Hee Lee, South Korea
17. Michelle Wie, United States
18. Karrie Webb, Australia
19. Angela Stanford, United States
20. Sakura Yokomine, Japan
21. Catriona Matthew, Scotland
22. Maria Hjorth, Sweden
23. Inbee Park, South Korea
24. Mika Miyazato, Japan
25. Yuri Fudoh, Japan
26. Yukari Baba, Japan
27. So Yeon Ryu, South Korea
28. Mi Jeong Jeon, South Korea
29. Miki Saiki, Japan
30. Song Hee Kim, South Korea
31. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden
32. Brittany Lang, United States
33. Hee Kyung Seo, South Korea
34. Ha Neul Kim, South Korea
35. Shiho Oyama, Japan
36. Se Ri Pak, South Korea
37. Caroline Hedwall, Sweden
38. Lexi Thompson, United States
39. Hee Young Park, South Korea
40. Azahara Munoz, Spain
41. Soo Jin Yang, South Korea
42. Sandra Gal, Germany
43. Bo Bae Song, South Korea
44. Sun Young Yoo, South Korea
45. Melissa Reid, England
46. Saiki Fujita, Japan
47. Sophie Gustafson, Sweden
48. Na Ri Kim, South Korea
49. Katherine Hull, Australia
50. Mayu Hattori, Japan

The above Top 50 was published by the Rolex Rankings on December 26, 2011. You can view the full rankings on that day here.

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