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.
- Adam Scott
- Tiger Woods
- Henrik Stenson
- Matt Kuchar
- Bubba Watson
- Jason Day
- Sergio Garcia
- Justin Rose
- Jordan Spieth
- Rory McIlroy