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

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2014 at 8:48 am •  Published: May 13, 2014
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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.