The complete list of men's golfers ranked World No. 1

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Justin Thomas became the 21st golfer to ascend to No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
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Published: Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 10:20 p.m.
Here is the timeline of each player and the number of weeks they held the No. 1 spot in the men's Official World Golf Ranking. In total, 21 players have held the top spot since the ranking began in 1986. Tiger Woods holds the record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 with 281 from June 2005 until October 2010.
 
 
May 13, 2018 — Justin Thomas
Feb. 19, 2017 — Dustin Johnson (64 weeks)
March 28, 2016 — Jason Day (47 weeks)
Nov. 8, 2015 — Jordan Spieth (20 weeks)
Oct. 18, 2015 — Jason Day (3 weeks)
Sept. 27, 2015 — Jordan Spieth (3 weeks)
Sept. 20, 2015 — Jason Day (1 week)
Sept. 13, 2015 — Rory McIlroy (1 week)
Sept. 8, 2015 — Jordan Spieth (1 week)
Aug. 30, 2015 — Rory McIlroy (1 week)
Aug. 16, 2015 — Jordan Spieth (2 weeks)
Aug 3, 2014 — Rory McIlroy (53 weeks)
May 18, 2014 — Adam Scott (11 weeks)
March 24, 2013 — Tiger Woods (60 weeks)
Aug. 12, 2012 — Rory McIlroy (32 weeks)
May 27, 2012 — Luke Donald (11 weeks)
May 6, 2012 — Rory McIlroy (3 weeks)
April 29, 2012 — Luke Donald (1 week)
April 15, 2012 — Rory McIlroy (2 weeks)
March 18, 2012 — Luke Donald (4 weeks)
March 4, 2012 — Rory McIlroy (2 weeks)
May 29, 2011 — Luke Donald (40 weeks)
April 24, 2011 — Lee Westwood (5 weeks)
Feb. 27, 2011 — Martin Kaymer (8 weeks)
Oct. 31, 2010 — Lee Westwood (17 weeks)
June 12, 2005 — Tiger Woods (281 weeks)
May 22, 2005 — Vijay Singh (3 weeks)
April 10, 2005 — Tiger Woods (6 weeks)
March 20, 2005 — Vijay Singh (3 weeks)
March 6, 2005 — Tiger Woods (2 weeks)
Sept. 6, 2004 — Vijay Singh (26 weeks)
Aug. 15, 1999 — Tiger Woods (264 weeks)
Aug. 8, 1999 — David Duval (1 week)
July 4, 1999 — Tiger Woods (5 weeks)
March 28, 1999 — David Duval (14 weeks)
June 14, 1998 — Tiger Woods (41 weeks)
May 17, 1998 — Ernie Els (4 weeks)
May 10, 1998 — Tiger Woods (1 week)
April 12, 1998 — Ernie Els (4 weeks)
Jan. 11, 1998 — Tiger Woods (13 weeks)
Sept. 7, 1997 — Greg Norman (18 weeks)
July 6, 1997 — Tiger Woods (9 weeks)
June 29, 1997 — Greg Norman (1 week)
June 22, 1997 — Ernie Els (1 week)
June 15, 1997 — Tiger Woods (1 week)
April 27, 1997 — Greg Norman (7 weeks)
April 20, 1997 — Tom Lehman (1 week)
June 18, 1995 — Greg Norman (96 weeks)
Aug. 14, 1994 — Nick Price (44 weeks)
Feb. 6, 1994 — Greg Norman (27 weeks)
July 19, 1992 — Nick Faldo (81 weeks)
April 5, 1992 — Fred Couples (15 weeks)
March 29, 1992 — Nick Faldo (1 week)
March 22, 1992 — Fred Couples (1 week)
April 7, 1991 — Ian Woosnam (50 weeks)
Feb. 3, 1991 — Nick Faldo (9 weeks)
Oct. 14, 1990 — Greg Norman (16 weeks)
Sept. 2, 1990 — Nick Faldo (6 weeks)
Aug. 20, 1989 — Greg Norman (54 weeks)
April 2, 1989 — Seve Ballesteros (20 weeks)
March 26, 1989 — Greg Norman (1 week)
Nov. 13, 1988 — Seve Ballesteros (19 weeks)
Nov. 6, 1988 — Greg Norman (1 week)
Oct. 30, 1988 — Seve Ballesteros (1 week)
Nov. 29, 1987 — Greg Norman (48 weeks)
Nov. 22, 1987 — Seve Ballesteros (1 week)
Sept. 14, 1986 — Greg Norman (62 weeks)
April 27, 1986 — Seve Ballesteros (20 weeks)
April 6, 1986 — Bernhard Langer (3 weeks)
 
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