PGA Champion Justin Thomas Rises to No. 6

17 August 2017, Posted by , , , 0

Justin Thomas jumped to No. 6 in the world off his win at the PGA Championship last Sunday, while Hideki Matsuyama retook No. 2.

Dustin Johnson remains No. 1 in the world, sitting there for a 26th straight week.

Thomas’ rise gives the US four players in the top 10, along with Johnson, #3 Jordan Spieth and #10 Rickie Fowler.

There are four players currently in the top 10 who were not there at the end of 2016  – Thomas, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

Outside of the top 10, Tommy Fleetwood moved up a spot to 14th and Francesco Molinari rose from 21st to 16th.

After tumbling all year, Patrick Reed rose seven spots to No. 21 from 28th.

 

FedExCup

Hideki Matsuyama retained his lead while Justin Thomas moved from second to fourth in the most recent FedEx Cup standings.

Matsuyama has 2,869 points with Thomas now right on his back with 2,689.

Jordan Spieth is third at 2,671 and Dustin Johnson is fourth at 2,466. No other player has more than 1,832.The top 125 players at the end of the season qualify for the FedEx Final Series.

 

Race to Dubai

Tommy Fleetwood extended his hold on the No. 1 spot in the Race to Dubai standings thanks to his strong finish at the PGA Championship last Sunday.

Fleetwood has 3.771 million points. Sergio Garcia is second at 2.799 million.

It’s a Spaniard-heavy Top 5 as Jon Rahm is third with 2.762 million and Rafa Cabrera Bello is fourth with 2.214 million.

No other player is above 2 million points.

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