Rahm cedes world number one to Dustin Johnson

The Basque did not manage to maintain the leadership of the ranking with his seventh place in Scotland. DJ returns to the top in a week with little change in the top-10.


Spanish golfer Jon Rahm dropped the number one spot in the world rankings on Monday by finishing seventh alone on Sunday at the Scottish Open at The Renaissance club in Berwick. Rahm placed first in the rankings by winning the United States Open on June 20, his first major title. Fourteen days later, he returns command to American Dustin Johnson.

The Biscayan player needed to finish sixth alone or better to retain his number one status for another week. He finished the tournament with 268 strokes (16 under par), two behind the Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, the Belgian Thomas Detry and the Australian Min Woo Lee, who played the title in a tiebreaker won by Lee.

Little change in the rest of the world top-10. Apart from DJ, only the American Patrick Cantlay rises one position, from eighth to seventh, at the expense of his compatriot Koepka. In the top-25, the aforementioned Fitzpatrick gains three places and is placed in 20. Paul Casey, Abraham Ancer and Jordan Spieth fall.

Check the full ranking here.

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