A timeline of the worlds No 1 ranked players

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Number 1 ranked men

Country Name Start date End date Number of weeks Accumulated weeks

West Germany Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer 01986-04-06 April 6, 1986 01986-04-26 April 26, 1986 3 3

Spain Ballesteros, SeverianoSeveriano Ballesteros (2) 01986-04-27 April 27, 1986 01986-09-13 September 13, 1986 20 20

Australia Norman, GregGreg Norman (3) 01986-09-14 September 14, 1986 01987-11-16 November 16, 1987 61 61

Spain Seve Ballesteros 01987-11-22 November 22, 1987 01987-11-28 November 28, 1987 1 21

Australia Greg Norman 01987-11-29 November 29, 1987 01988-10-29 October 29, 1988 49 110

Spain Seve Ballesteros 01988-10-30 October 30, 1988 01988-11-05 November 5, 1988 1 22

Australia Greg Norman 01988-11-06 November 6, 1988 01988-11-12 November 12, 1988 1 111

Spain Seve Ballesteros 01988-11-13 November 13, 1988 01989-03-25 March 25, 1989 19 41

Australia Greg Norman 01989-03-26 March 26, 1989 01989-04-01 April 1, 1989 1 112

Spain Seve Ballesteros 01989-04-02 April 2, 1989 01989-08-19 August 19, 1989 20 61

Australia Greg Norman 01989-08-20 August 20, 1989 01990-09-01 September 1, 1990 54 166

England Faldo, NickNick Faldo (4) 01990-09-02 September 2, 1990 01990-10-13 October 13, 1990 7 7

Australia Greg Norman 01990-10-14 October 14, 1990 01991-02-02 February 2, 1991 16 182

England Nick Faldo 01991-02-03 February 3, 1991 01991-04-06 April 6, 1991 9 16

Wales Woosnam, IanIan Woosnam (5) 01991-04-07 April 7, 1991 01992-03-21 March 21, 1992 50 50

United States Couples, FredFred Couples (6) 01992-03-22 March 22, 1992 01992-03-28 March 28, 1992 1 1

England Nick Faldo 01992-03-29 March 29, 1992 01992-04-04 April 4, 1992 1 17

United States Fred Couples 01992-04-05 April 5, 1992 01992-07-18 July 18, 1992 15 16

England Nick Faldo 01992-07-19 July 19, 1992 01994-02-05 February 5, 1994 81 98

Australia Greg Norman 01994-02-06 February 6, 1994 01994-08-13 August 13, 1994 27 209

Zimbabwe Price, NickNick Price (7) 01994-08-14 August 14, 1994 01995-06-17 June 17, 1995 44 44

Australia Greg Norman 01995-06-18 June 18, 1995 01997-04-19 April 19, 1997 96 305

United States Lehman, TomTom Lehman (8) 01997-04-20 April 20, 1997 01997-04-26 April 26, 1997 1 1

Australia Greg Norman 01997-04-27 April 27, 1997 01997-06-14 June 14, 1997 7 312

United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods (9) 01997-06-15 June 15, 1997 01997-06-21 June 21, 1997 1 1

South Africa Els, ErnieErnie Els (10) 01997-06-22 June 22, 1997 01997-06-28 June 28, 1997 1 1

Australia Greg Norman 01997-06-29 June 29, 1997 01997-07-05 July 5, 1997 1 313

United States Tiger Woods 01997-07-06 July 6, 1997 01997-09-06 September 6, 1997 9 10

Australia Greg Norman 01997-09-07 September 7, 1997 01998-01-10 January 10, 1998 18 331

United States Tiger Woods 01998-01-11 January 11, 1998 01998-04-11 April 11, 1998 13 23

South Africa Ernie Els 01998-04-12 April 12, 1998 01998-05-09 May 9, 1998 4 5

United States Tiger Woods 01998-05-10 May 10, 1998 01998-05-16 May 16, 1998 1 24

South Africa Ernie Els 01998-05-17 May 17, 1998 01998-06-13 June 13, 1998 4 9

United States Tiger Woods 01998-06-14 June 14, 1998 01999-03-27 March 27, 1999 41 65

United States Duval, DavidDavid Duval (11) 01999-03-28 March 28, 1999 01999-07-03 July 3, 1999 14 14

United States Tiger Woods 01999-07-04 July 4, 1999 01999-08-07 August 7, 1999 5 70

United States David Duval 01999-08-07 August 7, 1999 01999-08-14 August 14, 1999 1 15

United States Tiger Woods 01999-08-15 August 15, 1999 02004-09-04 September 4, 2004 264 334

Fiji Singh, VijayVijay Singh (12) 02004-09-05 September 5, 2004 02005-03-05 March 5, 2005 26 26

United States Tiger Woods 02005-03-06 March 6, 2005 02005-03-19 March 19, 2005 2 336

Fiji Vijay Singh 02005-03-20 March 20, 2005 02005-04-09 April 9, 2005 3 29

United States Tiger Woods 02005-04-10 April 10, 2005 02005-05-21 May 21, 2005 6 342

Fiji Vijay Singh 02005-05-22 May 22, 2005 02005-06-11 June 11, 2005 3 32

United States Tiger Woods 02005-06-12 June 12, 2005 Present 273 (record) 615 (record)


Weeks at number 1 
Rank↓Player↓Weeks↓
1.United States Woods, TigerTiger Woods615
2.Australia Norman, GregGreg Norman331
3.England Faldo, NickNick Faldo98
4.Spain Ballesteros, SeverianoSeveriano Ballesteros61
5.Wales Woosnam, IanIan Woosnam50
6.Zimbabwe Price, NickNick Price44
7.Fiji Singh, VijayVijay Singh32
8.United States Couples, FredFred Couples16
9.United States Duval, DavidDavid Duval15
10.South Africa Els, ErnieErnie Els9
11.Germany Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer3
12.United States Lehman, TomTom Lehman1

 


Weeks at number 1

Rank Player Weeks

1. Woods, TigerTiger Woods 615

2. Norman, GregGreg Norman 331

3. Faldo, NickNick Faldo 98

4. Ballesteros, SeverianoSeveriano Ballesteros 61

5. Woosnam, IanIan Woosnam 50

6. Price, NickNick Price 44

7. Singh, VijayVijay Singh 32

8. Couples, FredFred Couples 16

9. Duval, DavidDavid Duval 15

10. Els, ErnieErnie Els 9

11. Langer, BernhardBernhard Langer 3

12. Lehman, TomTom Lehman 1