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Golfers Who’ve Reached The World No. 1 Ranking

Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open, and with that victory he became the 20th golfer to own the title of world No. 1, since the world ranking began in 1986.

Tiger Woods holds the record for the longest time at No 1 spot – 684 weeks in total including one stretch of 281 consecutive weeks. Greg Norman (331 weeks) is the only other player to have been No. 1 for more than 100 weeks.

Bernard Langer was the first No. 1 golfer when the rankings debuted in 1986. On April 27, 1986 Seve Ballesteros took the top spot from Bernhard Langer and held it off and on until the fall of 1989.

Below is a list of 20 golfer who has been ranked No. 1 in the official world golf ranking, along with the number of weeks each has held the top spot.

List of the 20 golfers who’ve reached the world No. 1 ranking

1Tiger WoodsUS683 weeks
2Greg NormanAustralia331 weeks
3Nick FaldoUK97 weeks
4Rory McIlroyUK95 weeks
5Seve BallesterosSpain61 weeks
6Luke DonaldUK56 weeks
7Ian Woosnam,UK50 weeks
8Jason DayAustralia46 weeks
9Nick PriceZimbabwe44 weeks
10Vijay SinghFiji32 weeks
11Jordan SpiethUS26 weeks
12Lee WestwoodUK22 weeks
13Fred CouplesUS16 weeks
14David DuvalUS15 weeks
15Adam ScottAustralia11 weeks
16Ernie ElsSouth Africa9 weeks
17Martin KaymerGermany8 weeks
18Bernhard LangerGermany3 weeks
19Tom LehmanUS1 weeks
20Dustin JohnsonUS1 weeks
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