His scoring average was 3.22. Intent on improving Broadie scoured his records and noticed a pattern: nearly all of his misses were short of the green. Lesson learned. Time to swap the 9-iron for a three-quarter 8.
Their combined influence on golf have been likened to the sway of sabermetrics over baseball changing how Tour pros play and practice how coaches coach how caddies caddie.
The ranking began in April 1986 and Bernhard Langer had the honor of being the first player ever to be ranked No. 1 a title he held for three weeks. Since then 21 other players have laid claim to the top spot. Here’s the full list with career weeks at No. 1 in parenthesis: