World Rankings Report: D.J. Solidifies No. 1 Position

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson waves to the crowd after making a birdie on the 4th hole as caddie Austin Johnson looks on during the second round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 15, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Though Dustin Johnson left Shinnecock Hills without the U.S. Open trophy, his third-place finish solidified his position back at the top of the world rankings. Johnson now leads No.2 Justin Thomas by more than a full point, with No.3 Justin Rose another half-point behind Thomas.

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Brooks Koepka rose to a career-best fourth, close enough to engage in some jockeying with Thomas and Rose on the tier below Johnson.

Tommy Fleetwood also matched his career best at No.10 for the third time this year. He also cracked the Top 10 after the WGC Mexico Championship and The Players, but both times slipped back within two weeks.

THE TOP 10

1. Dustin Johnson (1st) – 9.96
2. Justin Thomas (2) – 8.76
3. Justin Rose (3) – 8.28
4. Brooks Koepka (9) – 8.15
5. Jordan Spieth (4) – 7.49
6. Jon Rahm (5) – 7.41
7. Rory McIlroy (6) – 6.78
8. Rickie Fowler (7) – 6.76
9. Jason Day (8) – 6.48
10. Tommy Fleetwood (12) – 6.24


Excerpted from The Starter



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