Thomas shot a final turn 66 to finish during -11 and pass Johnson.
After a 15-month reign, Dustin Johnson is no longer a world’s No. 1 golfer. Justin Thomas shot a final-round 66 to finish during 11 underneath during a Player’s Championship and will pass Johnson for a best golfer in a PGA tour.
And it’s official: Justin Thomas is a new No. 1-ranked actor in a world, finale DJ’s 15-month reign.
— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) May 13, 2018
Johnson hold a pretension given Feb. 19, 2017, though Thomas, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose all had chances to unseat him during The Player’s Championship.
“It really means a lot,” Johnson pronounced when asked about a ranking before Sunday’s round. “I wish to stay there. we feel like I’ve worked tough to keep a No. 1 position, though I’m going to have to go out tomorrow and play good if we wish to stay there.”
Johnson finished tied for 17 for a week during 10 under, though Thomas’s one cadence advantage was only adequate to acquire a ranking.
This is a initial time in his career that Thomas will be ranked No. 1.