27 Dec '15, 6pm

Spieth closes 2015 No. 1; top 50 headed to Masters

Spieth closes 2015 No. 1; top 50 headed to Masters

The final Official World Golf Ranking of 2015 was released Sunday, with Jordan Spieth finishing the year No. 1. Spieth (11.51), No. 2 Jason Day (10.94) and No. 3 Rory McIlroy (10.75) have separated themselves from the rest, with No. 4 Bubba Watson (7.95) leading a chase pack that lags well behind. In the process, Spieth, Day and McIlroy made some history: Lowest combined age of top-3 at end of year, OWGR history 2015: Spieth/Rory/Day - 76 2000: Woods/Els/Duval - 85 2001: Woods/Phil/Duval - 87 — Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) December 27, 2015 While the top of the ranking can be fun to track, the real drama often occurs further down the list. Specifically, the top 50 in the world at the end of the calendar year earn invites to the Masters in April. Lee Westwood will close 2015 as No. 50 thanks to his second-place finish in Thailand, securing his 17th and 12th consecutive trip to...

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