His win at the US Open and general brilliance over the past 365 days saw Dustin Johnson rise to No. 3 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings. Johnson was sixth last week and eighth at the end of 2015.
Johnson is averaging 9.6496 points per event, just ahead of No. 4 Rory McIlroy’s 9.3887. Jason Day is ranked No. 1 for 13th straight week (13.3642) followed by Jordan Spieth (11.1350).
With Johnson’s ascendance, the US now has four players ranked in the top six in the world, with Bubba Watson No. 5 and Rickie Fowler No. 6.
US Open runner-up Jim Furyk jumped from 32nd to 19th. Furyk had been steadily ranked in the top 10 until early last season. Likewise Shane Lowry climbed from 41st to 25th, and early-round darling Andrew Landry jumped from 624th to 379th.Fed
FedEx Cup Standings
Not surprisingly, Dustin Johnson also climbed the ladder in the latest FedEx Cup standings, climbing from seventh to third with 1,861 points. He trails only Jason Day (2,167 points) and Adam Scott (1,912) in the overall rankings. The top 125 men at the end of the season qualify for the FedEx Cup final four tournaments. Jordan Spieth is fourth at 1,725 points.