1.  Golfer: Brendon Todd  

Event: HP Byron Nelson Championship – May 18, 2014

WGR Change: +75

One of 12 first time winners on the PGA Tour during the 2014 calendar year, Todd completed the only bogey-free round of the weekend during his final round to move up from 138 to 63 in the World Golf Rankings.

2.  Golfer: Tim Clark

Event: RBC Canadian Open – July 27, 2014

WGR Change: +78

Having previously made only 10 cuts in 20 events entering the RBC Canadian Open, the 38-year-old South African shot a 30 in the back 9 during his final round to move from 153 to 75 in the World Golf Rankings.

3.  Golfer: Seung-Yul Noh

Event: Zurich Classic of New Orleans – April 27, 2014

WGR Change: +88

The 22-year-old secured his first PGA Tour victory and became the fifth Korean-born player at the time to win on tour. The victory moved Noh from 176 to 88 in the World Golf Rankings.

4.  Golfer: Robert Streb

Event: The McGladrey Classic – October 26, 2014

WGR Change: +89

Robert Streb defeated Brendon de Jonge and Will MacKenzie in a playoff to win The McGladrey Classic for his first career PGA Tour victory. The victory has Robert Streb leading the 2014-2015 FedEx Cup season rankings and helped Streb go from 177 to 88 in the World Golf Rankings.

5.  Golfer: Sang-Moon Bae

Event: Frys.com Open – October 12, 2014

WGR Change: +105

Bae edged out Steven Bowditch (also on this list) by two shots for the first PGA Tour victory for the 2014-2015 season. This was Bae’s second PGA Tour victory, although he hadn’t had a top-10 finish between these two victories. This victory helped Bae rise from 195 to 90 in the World Golf Ranking.

6.  Golfer: Camilo Villegas

Event: Wyndham Championship – August 17, 2014

WGR Change: +142

Entering the 2010 FedEx Cup Playoffs, Camilo was ranked 12th in world but quickly lost his momentum, hitting a stretch of 73 tournaments with only two top-10 finishes. Camilo shot a 29 in the front nine of the final round to help him secure this victory, resulting in a rise from 254 to 112 in the World Golf Ranking.

7.  Golfer: Ben Crane

Event: FedEx St. Jude Classic – June 8, 2014

WGR Change: +166

Crane held on to his wire-to-wire victory with a final round 73 (3-over par). This was Cranes first victory since the 2011 McGladrey Classic, which helped propel him to 267 to 101 in the World Golf Ranking.

8.  Golfer: Steven Bowditch

Event: Valero Texas Open – March 30, 2014

WGR Change: +205

Although shooting a final round 76, Bowditch held off Will MacKenzie and Daniel Summerhays for his first career win, launching him from 339 to 134 in the World Golf Ranking.

9.  Golfer: Nick Taylor

Event: Sanderson Farms Championship – November 9, 2014

WGR Change: +356

The 26-year-old became the first Canadian-born citizen to win on the PGA Tour since Mike Weir in 2007 after shooting a final round 66 to secure the victory and a PGA Tour exemption through the 2016-2017 season. Only a few weeks earlier, Taylor had to shot a final round 63 in the Web.com Championship to finish tied for 21st and earn his PGA Tour card. After his victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Taylors jumped from 566 to 210 in the World Golf Rankings.