McIlroy ends year on top

He started the year ranked number six but after wins in the British Open in July and in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational he climbed to rule the golf world.

He also won his fourth major, the US PGA Championship, ending the year almost three ranking points clear of second-placed Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Official World rankings at the end of 2014:

1. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 11.04pts
2. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 8.13
3. Adam Scott (AUS) 7.71
4. Bubba Watson (USA) 7.27
5. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 6.70
6. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.69
7. Jim Furyk (USA) 6.62
8. Jason Day (AUS) 5.81
9. Jordan Spieth (USA) 5.75
10. Rickie Fowler (USA) 5.47
11. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.11
12. Martin Kaymer (GER) 4.86
13. Billy Horschel (USA) 4.78
14. Phil Mickelson (USA) 4.47
15. Graeme McDowell (NIR) 4.16
16. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.12
17. Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 4.02
18. Zach Johnson (USA) 3.83
19. Dustin Johnson (USA) 3.78
20. Chris Kirk (USA) 3.76

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