Dustin Johnson didn’t win for a third time during Pebble Beach on Sunday, though he did adequate to sojourn No. 1 in a Official World Golf Ranking when it came out on Monday. That in itself wasn’t quite newsworthy, though it gave DJ a flattering special OWGR anniversary. Johnson has now been in a tip mark for accurately one year — and many golf fans will substantially be astounded usually how singular that is.
Johnson assimilated Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy as a usually golfers in history* to reason a tip mark for during slightest 52 uninterrupted weeks. That’s right, he’s one of usually five golfers in history* to accomplish this. Of course, we total a asterisk after a word “history” given a Official World Golf Ranking has usually been around given 1986. Still, it’s a flattering considerable fulfilment for a 17-time PGA Tour winner.
Johnson initial ascended to No. 1 following his attainment during final year’s Genesis Open. And he’s behind during Riviera to urge his pretension this week opposite dual of a other golfers — Woods and McIlroy — to have spent some-more than a year true in a tip spot.
Of course, no one has spent some-more time during No. 1 than Woods, who binds annals for a dual longest streaks (281 weeks and 264 weeks) and a many accumulative time in a tip mark (683 weeks or some-more than 13 years). Woods also has a third strain of some-more than one year (60 weeks) from Mar 25, 2013 to May 17, 2014.
McIlroy’s longest army during No. 1 was 54 weeks from Aug. 3, 2014 to Aug. 15, 2015. Greg Norman spent 96 weeks during No. 1 from Jun 18, 1995 to Apr 19, 1997, and Nick Faldo was No. 1 for 81 true weeks from Jul 19, 1992 to Feb. 5, 1994. Two players who came tighten were Ian Woosnam, who had his strain snapped during 50 weeks in 1992, and Jason Day, whose run of 47 weeks was finished by Johnson final year.
Those prior 4 players to lift off a attainment total to do it 8 times, definition Johnson’s stream strain is a ninth longest. But 11 some-more weeks and he’ll pierce into a tip 5 all time. And deliberation he’s guaranteed of staying No. 1 for during slightest one some-more week while personification a march where he’s finished in a tip 4 for 4 uninterrupted years, we like his chances.