JON Rahm officially reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings on Monday, a day after the Spaniard claimed his first major title at the US Open.
Rahm briefly held the spot twice in 2020, after winning the Memorial and after tying for 13th at the PGA Championship. Both stints lasted only one event, however, although Rahm has not been outside of the top three since.
He knocked Dustin Johnson off the No. 1 perch this week after Johnson tied for 19th at Torrey Pines. Johnson had held the top spot since winning The Northern Trust last August, kicking off a dominant run that included winning the Tour Championship and the Masters.
Rahm finally got there with Sunday’s win, which came on the heels of a withdrawal due to COVID-19 while leading the Memorial and a T8 at the PGA Championship. Rahm has eight top-10 finishes in 13 starts in 2021, including the forced WD. — Reuters