The 12 most surprising players who never reached No. 1 in the OWGR

Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson

Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson are both great golfers who never reached number one in the world.

Steve Stricker

If Tiger Woods hadn't been around, Stricker would have been a much better player, but he wasn't able to take advantage of the opportunities he had.

Davis Love III

Davis Love III is a really good golfer who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Davis Love III is a professional golfer who has had a successful career, winning 24 tournaments and spending 466 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Mark O'Meara

O'Meara won the Masters and Open Championship in 1998, but failed to reach the No. 1 spot in the World Rankings. The person who stood in his way was Tiger Woods.

Collin Morikawa

Morikawa is a 25-year-old golfer who has spent 24 weeks at No. 2 on the rankings, but has yet to reach No. 1. Many believe he will get there before he's 30, but it's still surprising that he hasn't done it already.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk was a good golfer who was overshadowed by Tiger Woods. This text discusses Jim Furyk, a professional golfer. It explains that Furyk was very successful, but often came in second place to Tiger Woods.

Padraig Harrington

This is a baffling story about a man who won three majors in two years but never hit No. 1 on the OWGR.

Jose Maria Olazabal

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Olazábal is a Spanish professional golfer. He is third all-time in weeks spent at No. 2 and had 29 Official World Golf Ranking wins to his name.

Colin Montgomerie

Colin Monty was never able to become the world's top-ranked golfer because he peaked just before Tiger Woods arrived on the scene, and because he never won a major tournament.

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson has spent more time at No. 2 than anyone else in history, but he had his chance to overtake Tiger Woods when Woods was struggling in 2010.