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THE WORLD AMATEUR NUMBER ONE

HOLDERS OF THE TOP SPOT

The top spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking has changed hands 31 times since Scotland's Richie Ramsay first took the position on January 23, 2007, with a total of 19 players holding the coveted position of being officially the world's number one amateur golfer.

Patrick Cantlay holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one (54, from June 8, 2011 to June 13, 2012), as well as the most total weeks in the position at 55. The 21 holders, and the total number of weeks at number 1, are as follows, as at May 26, 2013:

Richie Ramsay SCO 2 weeks
Rory McIlroy NIR 1 weeks
Jamie Moul ENG 18 weeks
Jamie Lovemark USA 8 weeks
Rickie Fowler USA 36 weeks
Colt Knost USA 5 weeks
Danny Willett ENG 12 weeks
Michael Thompson USA 1 week
Danny Lee NZL 34 weeks
Scott Arnold AUS 5 weeks
Morgan Hoffmann USA 2 weeks
Nick Taylor CAN 20 weeks
Victor Dubuisson FRA 8 weeks
Matteo Manassero ITA 18 weeks
Peter Uihlein USA 49 weeks
Jin Jeong KOR 5 weeks
David Chung USA 2 weeks
Patrick Cantlay USA 55 weeks
Jordan Spieth USA 5 weeks
Chris Williams USA 43 weeks
Hideki Matsuyama Japan 1 week

For the full chronological history of the holders of the world number one spot, click here.

MOST TIMES AS NO. 1

American Peter Uihlein has held the top spot on five occasions, his longest single tenure being 19 weeks.

SHORTEST TENURE

There have been seven one week stays at Number One, including several times World Professional No. 1 Rory McIlroy, the second holder of the top amateur spot.

NATIONALITIES

Of the 21 Number Ones, ten have been American, two were English, and one each from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, Korea, New Zealand and Japan.

YEAR LONG HOLDERS

Only one player has so far held the position for at least a year - Patrick Cantlay with a 54 week stint in hius second tenure.

HISTORY OF THE WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING
NUMBER ONE POSITION

(Bracketed figure = number of times at World No. 1)
  Player Nat From: To: Wks
34 ?        
33 Chris Williams (2) USA Aug 5, 2012
?
42
32 Hideki Matsuyama JAP Jul 29, 2012 Aug 4, 2012 1
31 Chris Williams (1) USA Jul 22, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
1
30 Jordan Spieth USA Jun 17, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
5
29 Patrick Cantlay (2) USA Jun 5, 2011 Jun 16, 2012 54
28 Peter Uihlein (5) USA Mar 27, 2011 Jun 4, 2011 10
27 Patrick Cantlay (1) USA Mar 20, 2011 Mar 26, 2011 1
26 Peter Uihlein (4) USA Jan 9, 2011 Mar 19, 2011 10
25 David Chung USA Dec 26, 2010 Jan 8, 2011 2
24 Peter Uihlein (3) USA Aug 15, 2010 Dec 25, 2010 19
23 Jin Jeong (2) KOR Jul 25, 2010 Aug 14, 2010 3
22 Peter Uihlein (2) USA Jul 4, 2010 Jul 24, 2010 3
21 Jin Jeong (1) KOR Jun 20, 2010 Jul 3, 2010 2
20 Peter Uihlein (1) USA May 2, 2010 Jun 19, 2010 7
19 Matteo Manassero ITA Dec 27, 2009 May 1, 2010 18
18 Victor Dubuisson FRA Nov 1, 2009 Dec 26, 2009 8
17 Nick Taylor CAN Jun 14, 2009 Oct 31, 2009 20
16 Morgan Hoffmann USA May 31, 2009 Jun 13, 2009 2
15 Scott Arnold AUS Apr 26, 2009 May 30, 2009 5
14 Danny Lee NZL Aug 31, 2008 Apr 25, 2009 34
13 Rickie Fowler (4) USA Jul 20, 2008 Aug 30, 2008 6
12 Michael Thompson USA Jul 13, 2008 Jul 19, 2008 1
11 Rickie Fowler (3) USA Jun 8, 2008 Jul 12, 2008 5
10 Danny Willett ENG Mar 16, 2008 Jun 7, 2008 12
9 Rickie Fowler (2) USA Oct 14, 2007 Mar 15, 2008 22
8 Colt Knost USA Sep 9, 2007 Oct 13, 2007 5
7 Rickie Fowler (1) USA Aug 19, 2007 Sep 8, 2007 3
6 Jamie Lovemark (2) USA Jul 1, 2007 Aug 18, 2007 7
5 Jamie Moul (2) ENG Jun 24, 2007 Jun 30, 2007 1
4 Jamie Lovemark (1) USA Jun 17, 2007 Jun 23, 2007 1
3 Jamie Moul (1) ENG Feb 18, 2007 Jun 16, 2007 17
2 Rory McIlroy NIR Feb 11, 2007 Feb 17, 2007 1
1 Richie Ramsay SCO Jan 28, 2007 Feb 10, 2007 2

 

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