Golf-List of world number ones

Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:48pm EDT

April 15 (Reuters) - List of golf's number one ranked
players since the official rankings were introduced in 1986. 	
    Rory McIlroy will replace Luke Donald at the top on Monday
after Donald failed to finish in the top-eight at the Heritage
Classic on Sunday. (Tabulate under player, country, dates at
number one, total weeks at number one):  	
    BERNHARD LANGER (Germany) April 6-26 1986 (3 weeks)	
    SEVE BALLESTEROS (Spain) April 27-Sept. 9, 1986; 27 Nov.
1987; 30 Oct, 1988; 13 Nov. 1988-19 March 1989; 2 April-13 Aug.
1989 (61 weeks)	
    GREG NORMAN (Australia) 14 Sept. 1986-15 Nov. 1987; 29 Nov.
1987-23 Oct. 1988; 6 Nov. 1988; 26 Mar. 1989; 20 Aug. 1989-26
Aug. 1990; 14 Oct. 1990-27 Jan. 1991; 6 Feb-7 Aug. 1994; 18 July
1995-13 April 1997; 27 April-8 June 1997; 29 June 1997; 7 Sept.
1997-4 Jan. 1998 (331 weeks)	
    NICK FALDO (England) 2 Sept.-7 Oct. 1990; 3 Feb-31 March
1991; 29 March 1992; 19 July 1992-30 Jan. 1994 (97 weeks)	
    IAN WOOSNAM (Wales) 7 April 1991-15 March 1992 (50 weeks)	
    FRED COUPLES (U.S.) 22 March 1992; 5 April-12 July 1992 (16
weeks)	
    NICK PRICE (Zimbabwe) 14 Aug. 1994-11 June 1995 (44 weeks)	
    TOM LEHMAN (U.S.) 20 April 1997 (1 week)	
    TIGER WOODS (U.S.) 15 June 1997; 6 July-31 Aug. 1997; 11
Jan.-5 Apr. 1998; 10 May 1988; 14 June 1998-21 March 1999; 4
July-1 Aug. 1999; 15 Aug. 1999-29 Aug. 2004; 6-13 March 2005; 10
April-15 May 2005; 12 June 2005-24 Oct. 2010 (623 weeks)	
    ERNIE ELS     (South Africa) 22 June 1997; 12 April-3 May
1998; 15 May-7 June 1998 (9 weeks)	
    DAVID DUVAL (U.S.) 28 March-27 June 1999; 8 Aug. (15 weeks)	
    VIJAY SINGH (Fiji) 6 Sept. 2004-27 Feb. 2005; 20 March-3
April 2005; 22 May-5 June 2005 (32 weeks)	
    LEE WESTWOOD (England) 31 Oct. 2010-20 Feb. 2011; 24 Apr-22
May (22 weeks)	
    MARTIN KAYMER (Germany) 27 Feb-17 April 2011 (8 weeks)	
    LUKE DONALD (England) 29 May 2011-26 Feb. 2012; 19 March -
16 April (44 weeks)	
    RORY McIlROY (Northern Ireland) 5-12 March 2012; 16 April (2
weeks)	
 	
	
 (Compiled by Tom Pilcher)
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