World Golf Rankings 2014: Adam Scott Bumps Tiger Woods For No. 1

Monday, May 19th marks the first day in over a year that golf has had a new No. 1 player. With the release of updated Official World Golf Rankings, Adam Scott has taken over the top spot from Tiger Woods. Woods was ranked No. 1 for the previous 60 weeks, but now finds himself in the No. 2 spot.

Henrik Stenson remained at No. 3 this week. Just behind the Swede are two Americans rounding out the top five – Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

As Eye On Golf points out, with the No. 1 ranking, Scott is only the 17th golfer to climb to the top since the rankings’ inception in 1983.

A big reason for the low number of golfers being ranked No. 1 is Woods, who has been on top of the OWGRs for a record 683 weeks – more than double the next closest golfer in Greg Norman. Norman was No. 1 for a total of 331 weeks in his career.

Following is a look at the top 10 golfers in this week’s World Golf Rankings. For the complete list, click here.

  1. Adam Scott
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Henrik Stenson
  4. Matt Kuchar
  5. Bubba Watson
  6. Jason Day
  7. Sergio Garcia
  8. Justin Rose
  9. Jordan Spieth
  10. Rory McIlroy