Dustin Johnson Takes Over as World No. 1
Dustin Johnson’s win at the Genesis Open last Sunday propelled him into the no. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, the 20th man to hold that spot.
In his last 50 events, Johnson has five wins and an impressive 30 Top 10 finishes. He knocked Jason Day out of the top spot after the Australian had resided there for 47 straight weeks. Day fell to No. 2 and Rory McIlroy to No. 3.
Also in the top 10, Sweden’s Alex Noren flip-flopped places with Patrick Reed to take over at No. 10.
Johnson is the first player not named Day, Jordan Spieth, or Rory McIlroy to hold the No. 1 spot since August of 2014, when Adam Scott held it for 11 weeks. Since then, McIlroy has held the top spot for 56 weeks, Spieth for 26 weeks, and Day for 51 weeks.