Only one player in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings ended 2015 in the same ranking he started the year.
That player? Bubba Watson. His rank? Fourth in the world.
He maintained his spot in the world hierarchy despite a pretty pedestrian season by his lofty status, winning just once – at the Travelers Championship in late June in a playoff against Paul Casey.
His Major season was the worst of his career since 2008 – he tied for 38th at the Masters, missed the cut at the US and Open Championships, then rallied to a tie for 21st at the PGA Championship.
Despite his lack of championships, Watson was a constant Top 10 performer in 2015, finishing second at the Grand Slam of Golf, second at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, 10th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, second at the Waste Management Open of Phoenix, third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, second at the RBC Canadian Open, second at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, third at The Barclays, tied for 10th at the BMW Championship, and tied for fifth at the TOUR Championship.