Wednesday, December 28

Official World Golf Ranking as 2016 Closes

AS 2016 COMES TO AN END, Australian Jason Day sits atop the golf world. Day was ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for a total of 44 weeks this year. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth round out the top 5.

The pecking order can change rather quickly, as I recall Jordan Spieth's dominance in 2015. Now there are four elite golfers ahead of him in the rankings. And as we've seen more recently, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, currently at No. 6, is a player on the rise, someone to watch as the new year begins.

The top 10 also reflects the global strength of the game: four Americans, two Australians, two Swedes, and a player each from Northern Ireland and Japan.

What will 2017 bring?

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