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Official World Golf Ranking


The Official World Golf Ranking, which is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional Tours that make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, is issued every Monday following the completion of the previous week’s tournaments from around the world.

Results from events on the world’s leading professional tours—the Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, Web.com Tour, Sunshine Tour, Canadian Tour and European Challenge Tour—are evaluated, and points are awarded according to the players’ finishing positions. Tournaments are “rated” according to the strength of field based on the number and ranking of the world’s top 200 players in respective tournament fields (event “ratings”).

In addition, some strength-of-field weighting is given to the inclusion in each field of a significant percentage of the top 30 on the host Tour’s prior year Official Money Lists. The four major championships and THE PLAYERS Championship are rated separately to reflect the higher field quality of the events. In addition, the BMW Championship in Europe and the Australian, Japanese and South African Open Championships, the Web.com Tour Championship and Volvo Masters of Asia are allocated higher minimum point levels to reflect their status as each Tour’s flagship event.

The Official World Golf Ranking points for each player are accumulated over a two-year “rolling” period. Each player then is ranked according to his average points per tournament, which is determined by dividing his total number of points by the tournaments he has played over that two-year period. There is a minimum requirement of 40 tournaments for the two-year period. The winners of the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship Open and PGA Championship are awarded 100 points (60 points for second place, 40 for third, 30 for fourth, down to 1.5 points for a player completing the final round), and the winner of THE PLAYERS Championship is awarded 80 points (points are awarded down to 60th place).

The BMW Championship has a minimum of 64 points for the winner (points down to 56th place). In addition, the Open Championships of Australia, Japan and South Africa have a minimum of 32 points for the winner (points awarded down to 37th place). The Web.com Tour Championship and Volvo Masters of Asia winners receive 20 points (points awarded down to 22nd place). Minimum points levels for winners of all the other official Tour events have been set at six points for the Canadian Tour; 12 points for the European Challenge (points to 14th place); 14 points for the Web.com Tour, Sunshine Tour, and Asian Tour (points to 17th place); 16 points for Australasia and Japan (points to 19th place); and 24 points for Europe and the United States (points to 27th place).
In January 2007, a new feature was added to the ranking system. Points entered by a player in a particular tournament maintain their full value for 13 weeks then are devalued by 1.1% each of the next 91 weeks before dropping completely off a player’s two-year record, thereby cutting the sudden and sometimes dramatic impact of the reduction of points that previously occurred at the 13-week anniversaries of events in which players earn points. Full Ranking points are awarded for tournaments reduced to 54 holes because of inclement weather or other reasons. For events completing only 36 holes, Ranking points are reduced by 25 percent.

The Official World Golf Ranking is available each week at PGA TOUR sites or by going to officialworldgolfranking.com


Mark H. McCormack Award

The Mark H. McCormack Award has been presented annually since 1998 to the player who holds the No. 1 position on the Official World Golf Ranking for the greatest number of weeks in each calendar year. Tiger Woods has won the award every year since its inception. The award was created in 1998 by the Governing Board of the Official World Golf Ranking to honor McCormack for the significant role he played in founding a world ranking system for professional golf. McCormack founded IMG, a premier worldwide sports and lifestyle management and marketing firm in the early 1960s. He passed away May 16, 2003. McCormack was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.




RECORDS FOR WORLD NO. 1 IN THE OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING (SINCE 1986)
Released weekly each Monday; for more information, go to
owgr.com

PLAYERINCLUSIVE DATES
LENGTH (WEEKS)
Bernhard Langer April 6-20, 1986
Total: 3 weeks
Seve Ballesteros April 27-September 7, 1986
November 22, 1987
October 30, 1988
November 13, 1988-March 19, 1989
April 2-August 13, 1989
20 weeks
1 week
1 week
19 weeks
20 weeks
Total: 61 weeks
Greg NormanSeptember 14, 1986-November 15, 1987
November 29, 1987-October 23, 1988
November 6, 1988
March 26, 1989
August 20, 1989-August 26, 1990
October 14, 1990-January 27, 1991
February 6-August 7, 1994
June 18, 1995-April 13, 1997
April 27-June 8, 1997
June 29, 1997
September 7, 1997-January 4, 1998
62 weeks
48 weeks
1 week
1 week
54 weeks
16 weeks
27 weeks
96 weeks
7 weeks
1 week
18 weeks
Total: 331 weeks
Nick FaldoSeptember 2-October 7, 1990
February 3-March 31, 1991
March 29, 1992
July 19, 1992-January 30, 1994
6 weeks
9 weeks
1 week
81 weeks
Total: 97 weeks
Ian WoosnamApril 7, 1991-March 15, 1992
Total: 50 weeks
Fred Couples
March 22, 1992
April 5-July 12, 1992
1 week
15 weeks
Total: 16 weeks
Nick Price August 14, 1994-June 11, 1995
Total: 44 weeks
Tom Lehman April 20, 1997
Total: 1 week
Tiger WoodsJune 15, 1997
July 6-August 31, 1997
January 11-April 5, 1998
May 10, 1998
June 14, 1998-March 21, 1999
July 4-August 1, 1999
August 15, 1999-August 29, 2004
March 6-13, 2005
April 10-May 15, 2005
June 12, 2005-October 31, 2010
March 24, 2013-May 18, 2014
1 week
9 weeks
13 weeks
1 week
41 weeks
5 weeks
264 weeks
2 weeks
6 weeks
281 weeks
60 weeks
Total: 683 weeks **
Ernie ElsJune 22, 1997
April 12-May 3, 1998
May 17-June 7, 1998
1 week
4 weeks
4 weeks
Total: 9 weeks
David DuvalMarch 28-June 27, 1999
August 8, 1999
14 weeks
1 week
Total: 15 weeks
Vijay SinghSeptember 5, 2004-February 27, 2005
March 20-27, 2005
May 22-June 5, 2005
26 weeks
3 weeks
3 weeks
Total: 32 weeks
Lee WestwoodOctober 31, 2010-February 27, 2011
April 24-May 29, 2011
17 weeks
5 weeks
Total: 22 weeks
Martin KaymerFebruary 27-April 24, 2011
8 weeks
Total: 8 weeks
Luke DonaldMay 29, 2011-March 4, 2012
March 18-April 15, 2012
April 29-May 6, 2012
May 27-August 12, 2012
40 weeks
4 week
1 week
11 weeks
Total: 56 weeks
Rory McIlroyMarch 4-March 18, 2012
April 15-April 29, 2012
May 6-May 27, 2012
August 12, 2012-March 24, 2013
August 3, 2014-August 16, 2015
August 30, 2015-September 6, 2015
September 13, 2015 2015
2 weeks
2 weeks
3 weeks
32 weeks
54 weeks
1 week
1 week
Total: 95 weeks
Adam ScottMay 18-August 3, 2014
11 weeks
Total: 11 weeks
Jordan SpiethAugust 16, 2015-August 30, 2015
September 6-13, 2015
September 27-October 17, 2015
November 8, 2015-March 20, 2016
2 weeks
1 week
3 weeks
20 weeks
Total: 26 weeks
Jason DaySeptember 20, 2015-September 26, 2015
October 18, 2015-November 1, 2015
March 27, 2016-February 20, 2017
1 week
3 weeks
47 weeks
Total: 51 weeks
Dustin JohnsonFebruay 20, 2017-present
** Record total and consecutive weeks at No.1


MOST WEEKS AT NO. 1

PLAYER
TOTAL WEEKS NO. 1
Tiger Woods
683 weeks
Greg Norman
331 weeks
Nick Faldo
97 weeks
Rory McIlroy
95 weeks
Seve Ballesteros
61 weeks
Luke Donald
56 weeks
Jason Day
51 weeks
Ian Woosnam
50 weeks
Nick Price
44 weeks
Vijay Singh
32 weeks
Jordan Spieth
26 weeks
Lee Westwood
22 weeks
Fred Couples
16 weeks
David Duval
15 weeks
Adam Scott
11 weeks
Ernie Els
9 weeks
Martin Kaymer
8 weeks
Bernhard Langer
3 weeks
Tom Lehman
1 week