Golfer Johnson displaces Day of first place world ranking


Golfer Johnson displaces Day of first place world ranking

Golfer Dustin Johnson has the first place on the world ranking list taken from Jason Day. The 32-year-old American did that Sunday in style, the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades near Los Angeles to win.

Johnson had after four rounds, a generous lead of five strokes on his first pursuer, the Belgian Thomas Pieters.

Johnson was thereby the top end of the global rankings on of Day, which in California was in the shared 64th place. The Australian had less than nineteen strokes-needed more than the winner.

Day had so after 47 weeks, the first place to give it to Johnson, the twentieth number one since the introduction of the world ranking in 1986.


The American stopped in 2014 with golf due to personal reasons, but returned a half year later it is again back on the job. Johnson last year won his first major, the US Open. “It sounds good to now be number one,” he said Sunday after his successful seizure.

“It was a long journey. As a child I dreamed of on the PGA Tour to play. On the first place on the world ranking, I never thought, that only started when I the top ten came in. It gives me a lot of confidence that I now am.”

The dethroned Day know what him and the other golfers to do. “If Dustin continues to play, we will all do our game need to improve to battle to be able to manage.”

His compatriot Adam Scott, who in 2014 also for a moment on one stood, had a tip for Johnson. “Enjoy it. For since the domination of Tiger Woods is over, remains no one long to head in.”

Sealed with a kiss.


Time of placing
01:12 – 20 February 2017

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