Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Weeks at World Number One

Full listing of players who have been world number one in chronological order, including the number of weeks they held the position for in each stint. The total numbers of weeks thay have been number one is at the bottom of the post. Correct as of 21st Sept, 2008.

Name Country Start Date End Date Weeks
Bernhard Langer West Germany April 6, 1986 April 26, 1986 3
Seve Ballesteros (1) Spain April 27, 1986 September 13, 1986 20
Greg Norman (1) Australia September 14, 1986 November 21, 1987 61
Seve Ballesteros (2) Spain November 22, 1987 November 28, 1987 1
Greg Norman (2) Australia November 29, 1987 October 29, 1988 49
Seve Ballesteros (3) Spain October 30, 1988 November 5, 1988 1
Greg Norman (3) Australia November 6, 1988 November 12, 1988 1
Seve Ballesteros (4) Spain November 13, 1988 March 25, 1989 19
Greg Norman (4) Australia March 26, 1989 April 1, 1989 1
Seve Ballesteros (5) Spain April 2, 1989 August 19, 1989 20
Greg Norman (5) Australia August 20, 1989 September 1, 1990 54
Nick Faldo (1) England September 2, 1990 October 13, 1990 7
Greg Norman (6) Australia October 14, 1990 February 2, 1991 16
Nick Faldo (2) England February 3, 1991 April 6, 1991 9
Ian Woosnam Wales April 7, 1991 March 21, 1992 50
Fred Couples (1) United States March 22, 1992 March 28, 1992 1
Nick Faldo (3) England March 29, 1992 April 4, 1992 1
Fred Couples (2) United States April 5, 1992 July 18, 1992 15
Nick Faldo (4) England July 19, 1992 February 5, 1994 81
Greg Norman (7) Australia February 6, 1994 August 13, 1994 27
Nick Price Zimbabwe August 14, 1994 June 17, 1995 44
Greg Norman (8) Australia June 18, 1995 April 19, 1997 96
Tom Lehman United States April 20, 1997 April 26, 1997 1
Greg Norman (9) Australia April 27, 1997 June 14, 1997 7
Tiger Woods (1) United States June 15, 1997 June 21, 1997 1
Ernie Els (1) South Africa June 22, 1997 June 28, 1997 1
Greg Norman (10) Australia June 29, 1997 July 5, 1997 1
Tiger Woods (2) United States July 6, 1997 September 6, 1997 9
Greg Norman (11) Australia September 7, 1997 January 10, 1998 18
Tiger Woods (3) United States January 11, 1998 April 11, 1998 13
Ernie Els (2) South Africa April 12, 1998 May 9, 1998 4
Tiger Woods (4) United States May 10, 1998 May 16, 1998 1
Ernie Els (3) South Africa May 17, 1998 June 13, 1998 4
Tiger Woods (5) United States June 14, 1998 March 27, 1999 41
David Duval (1) United States March 28, 1999 July 3, 1999 14
Tiger Woods (6) United States July 4, 1999 August 7, 1999 5
David Duval (2) United States August 8, 1999 August 14, 1999 1
Tiger Woods (7) United States August 15, 1999 September 4, 2004 264
Vijay Singh (1) Fiji September 5, 2004 March 5, 2005 26
Tiger Woods (8) United States March 6, 2005 March 19, 2005 2
Vijay Singh (2) Fiji March 20, 2005 April 9, 2005 3
Tiger Woods (9) United States April 10, 2005 May 21, 2005 6
Vijay Singh (3) Fiji May 22, 2005 June 11, 2005 3
Tiger Woods (10) United States June 12, 2005 Present 172


Player Name Total Weeks At No.1
Tiger Woods 514
Greg Norman 324
Nick Faldo 98
Seve Ballesteros 61
Ian Woosnam 50
Nick Price 44
Vijay Singh 32
Fred Couples 16
David Duval 15
Ernie Els 9
Bernhard Langer 3
Tom Lehman 1

Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo are the Only players to have held the number One position for a whole calendar year -Nick Faldo (1993), Greg Norman (1996), and Tiger Woods (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007).

Tiger Woods is approaching the landmark of spending a cumulative total of 10 years of his playing career as World Number One.

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