The American Scottie Scheffler continues one more week at the top of the world golf ranking ahead of the Spanish Jon Rahm and his compatriot Collin Morikawa, while the Australian Cameron Smith recovered fourth place to the detriment of the North American Patrick Cantlay.
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After a week in which they did not participate in the Wells Fargo Championship, Scheffler dominates the list with 9.75 points on average, to Rahm’s 8.22 and Morikawa’s 7.60, with Smith leading Cantlay by four thousandths.
Likewise, the American Sam Burns separates his compatriot Dustin Johnson, former world number one, from the ‘top 10’.
Sergio García, twenty-first in Potomac, recovers one position and is forty-sixth, while Adri Arnaus, 48th in the British Masters at The Belfry, loses three places and is 55th. Pablo Larrazábal continues his climb and rises to 68th place.
Jon Rahm began 2018 with a second place in the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but then came the triumph at the CareerBuilder Challenge with which he reached the second position in the ranking: followed by the Spanish Open and the Ryder Cup 2018 together with the European team. He finished the year by also taking the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019, success came at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and third place at the U.S. Open. He then returned to win the Irish Open and defended the title at the Spanish Open. In the season finale he still triumphs at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, thus finishing in the lead in the Race to Dubai and becoming European Tour Golfer of the Year.
In the year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the title of the Memorial Tournament he became first in the world rankings, the second Spaniard in history to succeed after Severiano Ballesteros. In August he also won the BMW Championship, beating Dustin Johnson in the playoff. In June 2021 he was forced to leave the Memorial Tournament, where he was driving with a gap of six strokes at the end of the third lap, due to the positivity of the COVID-19 test. Already on June 20, however, his first triumph in a major arrived, at the U.S. Open, thanks to two birdies in the last two holes. In July he finished third in the Open Championship on a par with Louis Oosthuizen.