If somebody doesn’t do something quick, Dustin Johnson’s going to run away and hide with this No. 1 gig. The American who has won his last three PGA starts made it six straight weeks with the top spot in the rankings, and has built a sizable lead on No. 2 Rory McIlroy.
Johnson is averaging 12.8019 points per start, McIlroy is at 9.0116.
No other golfer is above 9 points, with Jason Day third at 8.8604.
There were two moves in the Top 10 following the WGC-Dell Match Play. Australian Adam Scott rose a spot from eighth to seventh, bypassing Justin Thomas, and Alex Noren rose to ninth, supplanting Sergio Garcia.
Jon Rahm, who lost in the finals of the event to Johnson, rose 11 spots from 25th to 14th. Rahm has climbed 123 spots since ending the year ranked 137th.
Outside of the WGC format, American D.A. Points won the Puerto Rico Open and jumped nearly 400 spots from 634th to 254th in the process. It was Points’ first win on tour since he won the Shell Houston Open in 2013.