2012 Women's World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Which golfer finished the year 2012 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 2012. Tseng won three times on the LPGA Tour in 2012: the Honda LPGA Thailand, LPGA Founders Cup and Kia Classic. Those were also her final wins on the LPGA.

Women's World Golf Rankings, End of 2012

These were the Top 50 golfers in the final Rolex Rankings of the calendar year 2012. 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, 10.79
2. Na Yeon Choi, South Korea, 9.26
3. Stacy Lewis, United States, 8.57
4. Inbee Park, South Korea, 8.21
5. Shanshan Feng, China, 7.39
6. Suzann Pettersen, Norway, 7.14
7. So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, 6.88
8. Jiyai Shin, South Korea, 6.76
9. Ai Miyazato, Japan, 6.65
10. Mika Miyazato, Japan, 5.90
11. Cristie Kerr, United States
12. Paula Creamer, United States
13. Sun Ju Ahn, South Korea
14. Catriona Matthew, Scotland
15. Amy Yang, South Korea
16. Azahara Munoz, Spain
17. Karrie Webb, Australia
18. Brittany Lincicome, United States
19. Angela Stanford, United States
20. Chie Arimura, Japan
21. Mi-jeong Jeon, South Korea
22. I.K. Kim, South Korea
23. Sun Young Yoo, South Korea
24. Lexi Thompson, United States
25. Ji Hee Lee, South Korea
26. Se Ri Pak, South Korea
27. Ha Neul Kim, South Korea
28. Anna Nordqvist, Sweden
29. Brittany Lang, United States
30. Bo Mee Lee, South Korea
31. Hee Kyung Seo, South Korea
32. Karine Icher, France
33. Sandra Gal, Germany
34. Sakura Yokomine, Japan
35. Miki Saiki, Japan
36. Chella Choi, South Korea
37. Hee Young Park, South Korea
38. Morgan Pressel, United States
39. Yuri Fudoh, Japan
40. Soo-Jin Yang, South Korea
41. Hyo Joo Kim, South Korea
42. Caroline Hedwall, Sweden
43. Rikako Morita, Japan
44. Lydia Ko, New Zealand
45. Je Yoon Yang, South Korea
46. Mayu Hattori, Japan
47. Jenny Shin, South Korea
48. Haeji Kang, South Korea
49. Caroline Masson, Germany
50. Ritsuko Ryu, Japan

The above Top 50 was published by the Rolex Rankings on December 31, 2012. You can view the full rankings on that day here.

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