2021 Year End Rankings: Who Are the World’s Top 10 in Men’s and Women’s Golf?

Published 12/28/2021, 4:30 PM EST


PGA Tour and LPGA Tour are the top tours in men’s and women’s golf, respectively. However, currently, there are no events on either of the tours as the golfing world is enjoying the offseason. The 2021 PGA Tour concluded in September, while the 2022 season has already started with a few non-prominent events. However, the 2021 LPGA Tour ended just a couple of months back, and the 2022 season will begin in January. 

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Notably, we saw some incredible performances on both tours this year. Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa, and Jon Rahm dominated the PGA Tour this season, while Nelly Korda and Jin Young Ko exhibited brilliance on the LPGA Tour. Now, let us have a look at the top 10 ranked golfers on both the Tours in 2021. 

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Year-end top 10 golfers in men’s and women’s golf

Golf fans had an incredible year as they saw some exceptional performances this season. Undoubtedly, the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup were just like the icing on the cake. If we talk about the world rankings in men’s golf, Jon Rahm held his top rank in the OWGR almost the entire year. The Spanish golfer took the top spot from Dustin Johnson as he was inconsistent with his game this year on the PGA Tour. 

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However, on the women’s side of things, there was a tough fight between Nelly Korda and Jin Young Ko. Regardless, Nelly Korda managed to get things under control and finished as World No.1 this year. So here are the year-ending top 10 rankings of the PGA Tour and the LPGA Tour.

Top 10 golfers currently on the PGA Tour

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  1. Jon Rahm
  2. Collin Morikawa
  3. Dustin Johnson
  4. Patrick Cantlay
  5. Bryson DeChambeau
  6. Xander Schauffele 
  7. Justin Thomas
  8. Viktor Hovland
  9. Rory McIlroy 
  10. Louis Oosthuizen 

Top 10 golfers currently on the LPGA Tour

  1. Nelly Korda
  2. Jin Young Ko
  3. Lydia Ko
  4. Sei Young Kim
  5. In Bee Park
  6. Nasa Hataoka
  7. Minjee Lee
  8. Yuka Saso
  9. Hyo-Joo Kim
  10. Brooke M. Henderson

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How do you feel about these rankings? Who could have done better this season?

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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