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Winners and Losers of 2004 World Rankings

The following tables give the World Ranking winners and losers for 2004 in a slightly different than normal method. Firstlt there are the biggest net gainers of 2004, no surprised who is No.1 in this list though three of the top five names may be a surprise to many.

The biggest net losers of 2004 again may contain some surprises and finally the biggest points winners of 2004, probably less surprises here.

MAIN UPWARD MOVEMENTS WITHIN WORLD RANKING IN 2004
     
Player Net "GAIN" in points Positional Change
     
Vijay Singh (FijI) +210.91 2nd to 1st (+1)
Stewart Cink (USA) +145.24 53rd to 10th (+43)
Miguel A Jimenez (Spn) +144.29 94th to 12th (+82)
Phil Mickelson (USA) +140.86 15th to 5th (+10)
Ernie Els (SAf) +136.13 Remains 3rd
Mark Hensby (Aus) +124.34 373rd to 38th (+335)
Todd Hamilton (USA) +122.61 82nd to 16th (+66)
Stephen Ames (Can) +122.59 105th to 17th (88)
Sergio Garcia (Spn) +115.60 36th to 7th (+29)
Luke Donald (Eng) +105.24 130th to 26th (+104)
Zach Johnson (USA) +98.70 207th to 44th (+163)
Graeme McDowell (NIr) +97.23 234th to 55th (+179)
John Daly (USA) +93.51 281st to 41st (+240)
Thomas Levet (Fra) +82.60 124th to 42nd (+82)
Richard Green (Aus) +81.09 243rd to 61st (+182)
David Howell (Eng) +74.37 111th to 43rd (+68)
Ryan Palmer (USA) +73.54 306th to 93rd (+213)
Joakim Haeggman (Swe) +73.18 327th to 47th (+280)
Stephen Gallacher (Sco) +68.17 231st to 66th (+165)
Lee Westwood (Eng) +66.82 65th to 24th (+41)
Yang Yong-Eun (Kor) +63.16 688th to 77th (+611)
     
MAIN DOWNWARD MOVEMENTS WITHIN WORLD RANKING IN 2004
   
Player Net "LOSS" of Points Positional Change
     
Jim Furyk (USA) -213.14 5th to 21st (-16)
Tiger Woods (USA) -119.09 1st to 2nd (-1)
Davis Love III (USA) -115.75 9th to 4th (-5)
Rich Beem (USA) -110.49 47th to 266th (-219)
David Toms (USA) -97.77 9th to 20th (-11)
Kenny Perry (USA) -96.23 10th to 18th (-8)
Charles Howell III (USA) -93.26 18th to 57th (-39)
Rocco Mediate (USA) -81.44 35th to 142nd (-107)
Nick Price (Zim) -76.40 12th to 51st (-39)
Len Mattiace (USA) -73.53 70th to 233rd (-163)
Mike Weir (Can) -63.13 6th to 8th (-2)
Brad Faxon (USA) -62.76 22nd to 63rd (-41)
Jeff Sluman (USA) -57.73 61st to 117th (-56)
John Rollins (USA) -57.68 63rd to 124th (-61)

 

Top-64 Players based on 2004 Ranking Points alone
Position Player 2004 Points        
             
1 (1) Vijay Singh (Fij) 707.57      
2 (3) Ernie Els (SAf) 574.68      
3 (5) Phil Mickelson (USA) 413.46      
4 (2) Tiger Woods (USA) 402.52      
5 (4) Retief Goosen (SAf) 354.65      
6 (7) Sergio Garcia (Spn) 285.37      
7 (10) Stewart Cink (USA) 285.04      
8 (6) Padraig Harrington (Ire) 268.21    
9 (11) Adam Scott (Aus) 243.33      
10 (12) Miguel A Jimenez (Spn) 231.07    
11 (13) Stuart Appleby (Aus) 220.41      
12 (17) Stephen Ames (Can) 219.84      
13 (15) Chris DiMarco (USA) 217.18      
14 (16) Todd Hamilton (USA) 204.94      
15 (9) Davis Love III (USA) 202.58      
16 (14) Darren Clarke (NIr) 202.45      
17 (8) Mike Weir (Can) 201.62      
18 (26) Luke Donald (Eng) 188.92      
19 (25) Choi Kyung-Ju (Kor) 179.44      
20 (36) Steve Flesch (USA) 171.00      
21 (28) Shigeki Maruyama (Jpn) 168.74      
22 (42) Thomas Levet (Fra) 160.95    
23 (33) Jerry Kelly (USA) 159.11      
24 (37) Mark Hensby (Aus) 158.45      
25 (41) John Daly (USA) 157.79      
26 (19) Chad Campbell (USA) 156.48      
27 (22) Scott Verplank (USA) 155.20      
28 (24) Lee Westwood (Eng) 153.86    
29 (34) Rory Sabbatini (SAf) 151.41      
30 (44) Zach Johnson (USA) 145.17      
31 (55) Graeme McDowell (NIr) 140.21      
32 (27) Jay Haas (USA) 138.67      
33 (35) Ian Poulter (Eng) 136.48    
34 (43) David Howell (Eng) 134.97    
35 (30) Angel Cabrera (Arg) 132.62    
36 (20) David Toms (USA) 129.85      
37 (49) Trevor Immelman (SAf) 129.71      
38 (23) Thomas Bjorn (Den) 127.94      
39 (37) Peter Lonard (Aus) 125.60      
40 (33) Robert Allenby (Aus) 125.24      
41 (29) Paul Casey (Eng) 123.50      
42 (50) Rodney Pampling (Aus) 122.27      
43 (18) Kenny Perry (USA) 122.23      
44 (61) Richard Green (Aus) 121.97      
45 (45) Nick O'Hern (Aus) 121.01      
46 (48) Joakim Haeggman (Swe) 116.32      
47 (56) Alex Cejka (Ger) 114.15      
48 (38) Justin Leonard (USA) 114.13      
49 (72) Carlos Franco (Par) 112.34      
50 (53) Fred Funk (USA) 111.12      
51 (59) Jeff Maggert (USA) 109.70      
52 (31) Fred Couples (USA) 108.75      
53 (75) Jesper Parnevik (Swe) 106.97      
54 (47) Jonathan Kaye (USA) 104.61      
55 (66) Stephen Gallacher (Sco) 103.64      
56 (86) Joey Sindelar (USA) 101.40      
57 (46) Chris Riley (USA) 100.91      
58 (68) Paul McGinley (Ire) 100.61      
59 (71) Justin Rose (Eng) 99.78      
60 (52) Kirk Triplett (USA) 98.15      
61 (54) Shingo Katayama (Jpn) 94.18        
62 (109) Bo Van Pelt (USA) 93.95      
63 (67) Duffy Waldorf (USA) 93.14      
64 (62) Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) 92.97        

 

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