A look at the 17 players who reached No. 1 in golf

Updated: May 13, 2014, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A look at the 57 times there has been a change at No. 1 in the world ranking, and what the players did the week they reached No. 1:

April 6, 1986 -- Bernhard Langer: Did not play.

April 27, 1986 -- Seve Ballesteros: Runner-up in the Madrid Open.

Sept. 14, 1986 -- Greg Norman: Won the European Open.

Nov. 22, 1987 -- Seve Ballesteros: Tied for third in the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan.

Nov. 29, 1987 -- Greg Norman: Won the Australian Open.

Oct. 30, 1988 -- Seve Ballesteros: Runner-up in the Volvo Masters.

Nov. 6, 1988 -- Greg Norman: Lost in a playoff at the Australian PGA Championship.

Nov. 13, 1988 -- Seve Ballesteros: Won the Taiheiyo Masters

March 26, 1989 -- Greg Norman: Tied for second in the USF&G Classic in New Orleans.

April 2, 1989 -- Seve Ballesteros: Tied for third in the Houston Open.

Aug. 20, 1989 -- Greg Norman: Won The International.

Sept. 2, 1990 -- Nick Faldo: Did not play as he recovered from a wrist injury

Oct. 14, 1990 -- Greg Norman: Did not play.

Feb. 3, 1991 -- Nick Faldo: Did not play.

April 7, 1991 -- Ian Woosnam: Did not play.

March 22, 1992 -- Fred Couples: Won the Nestle Invitational at the Bay Hill.

March 29, 1992 -- Nick Faldo: Tied for second at The Players Championship.

April 5, 1992 -- Fred Couples: Did not play.

July 19, 1992 -- Nick Faldo: Won the British Open.

Feb. 6, 1994 -- Greg Norman: Won the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand.

Aug. 14, 1994 -- Nick Price: Won the PGA Championship.

June 18, 1995 -- Greg Norman: Runner-up at the U.S. Open.

April 20, 1997 -- Tom Lehman: Tied for fourth at the MCI Classic at Hilton Head.

April 27, 1997 -- Greg Norman: Runner-up in the Spanish Open.

June 15, 1997 -- Tiger Woods: Tied for 19th in the U.S. Open.

June 22, 1997 -- Ernie Els: Won the Buick Classic.

June 29, 1997 -- Greg Norman: Won the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

July 6, 1997 -- Tiger Woods: Won the Western Open.

Sept. 7, 1997 -- Greg Norman: Runner-up at the Canadian Open.

Jan. 11, 1998 -- Tiger Woods: Tied for second in the Mercedes Championship.

April 12, 1998 -- Ernie Els: Tied for 16th in the Masters.

May 10, 1998 -- Tiger Woods: Won the BellSouth Classic.

May 17, 1998 -- Ernie Els: Tied for 63rd in the Byron Nelson Classic.

June 14, 1998 -- Tiger Woods: Did not play.

March 28, 1999 -- David Duval: Won The Players Championship.

July 4, 1999 -- Tiger Woods: Won the Western Open.

Aug. 8, 1999 -- David Duval: Did not play.

Aug. 15, 1999 -- Tiger Woods: Won the PGA Championship.

Sept. 6, 2004 -- Vijay Singh: Won the Deutsche Bank Championship.

March 6, 2005 -- Tiger Woods: Won the Ford Championship at Doral.

March 20, 2005 -- Vijay Singh: Lost in a playoff at the Bay Hill Invitational.

April 10, 2005 -- Tiger Woods: Won the Masters.

May 22, 2005 -- Vijay Singh: Did not play.

June 12, 2005 -- Tiger Woods: Did not play.

Oct. 31, 2010 -- Lee Westwood: Did not play.

Feb. 27, 2011 -- Martin Kaymer: Runner-up in the Accenture Match Play Championship.

April 24, 2011 -- Lee Westwood: Won the Indonesian Masters.

May 29, 2011 -- Luke Donald: Won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

March 4, 2012 -- Rory McIlroy: Won the Honda Classic.

March 18, 2012 -- Luke Donald: Won the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook.

April 15, 2012 -- Rory McIlroy: Did not play.

April 29, 2012 -- Luke Donald: Finished third at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

May 6, 2012 -- Rory McIlroy: Lost in a playoff at the Wells Fargo Championship.

May 27, 2012 -- Luke Donald: Won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Aug. 12, 2012 -- Rory McIlroy: Won the PGA Championship.

March 25, 2013 -- Tiger Woods: Won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

May 19, 2014 -- Adam Scott: Did not play.


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