The Official World Golf Ranking

Begun in 1986, the Official World Golf Ranking (formerly the Sony World Ranking) combines the best golfers on the five PGA men's tours (U.S., Europe, South Africa, Japan and Australasia). Rankings are based on a rolling two-year period and weighted in favor of more recent results. Points are awarded after each worldwide tournament according to finish. Final point averages are determined by dividing a player's total points by the number of tournaments played over that two-year period (through Oct. 4, 1998).

1Tiger Woods, USA11.91
2David Duval, USA10.77
3Ernie Els, S. Afr.9.98
4Mark O'Meara, USA9.90
5Davis Love III, USA9.29
6Colin Montgomerie, Sco.8.97
7Nick Price, Zim.8.90
8Lee Westwood, Eng.8.53
9Vijay Singh, Fij.8.27
10Phil Mickelson, USA8.14
11Fred Couples, USA8.05
12Jumbo Ozaki, Jpn.6.67
13Greg Norman, Aus.6.56
14Steve Elkington, Aus.6.32
15Jim Furyk, USA6.27
16Justin Leonard, USA6.08
17Jesper Parnevik, Swe.5.96
18Tom Lehman, USA5.82
19Scott Hoch, USA5.73
20Tom Watson, USA5.50

PGA MajorsTournament ResultsEuropean PGA Tour
Golf Tournament Results, 1998
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