How many weeks in total was Spain’s Seve Ballesteros ranked the number 1 player in the world?

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Clue

He gave up and took back the number one ranking with Greg Norman multiple times during the 1980s.

Answer

Seve totalled 61 weeks at number 1 over 5 separate periods.

More interesting reading and links of interest

  • Seve was the second golfer to hold an official number 1 ranking after they were introduced in 1986. Bernhard Langer as the first.
  • He won a total of 91 professional tournaments including 5 Majors and 50 tournaments on the European Tour.
  • Each of the US PGA tour wins came between 1978 and 1988, the period he battled with Greg Norman for the number one ranking.
  • Seve’s son Javier is now carving out his own career as a professional golfer. This touching article in the Telegraph shows a strong bond between the two.
  • Seve won his first major title after making a birdie 3 from the car park on 16 in the 1979 British Open. Watch the video below.
  • This link takes you to an article by The Guardian after Seve won his last major, the 1988 British Open.