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Rahm, 23, now No 3 in the World

 

Dustin Johnson's 19th tournament victory at the year-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Sunday has stretched his lead over Jordan Spieth on the World Rankings list.

The 33-year-old American now heads it by more than 2 points.

And Spain's Jon Rahm, last year's world rookie of the year, has started his 2nd year in professional golf by immediately jumping from World no 4 to No 3 at the expense of Justin Thomas, this on the strength of his second-place finish behind Johnson on Sunday.

Thomas finished well down the 34-man field in 20th place.

The only other change of any real significance among the world's Top 30 this week comes at No 16 to where the revitalised US veteran, Pat Perez, has hoisted himself three places from No 19 to No 16 at the expense of England's Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood and Sweden's Alex Noren, who respectively slip back one place to Nos 17, 18 and 19.

Perez tied for third with Japan's World No 5 Hideki Matsuyama and the USA's World No 6 Rickie Fowler in Hawaii.

WORLD RANKINGS - TOP 30
(Monday, January 8, 2018)
(See under: Latest ranking, last week's ranking, player, country and points)

1 1 Dustin Johnson (USA) 11.1941
2 2 Jordan Spieth (USA) 9.0265
3 4 Jon Rahm (ESP) 8.7926
4 3 Justin Thomas (USA) 8.3032
5 5 Hideki Matsuyama (JAP) 7.8922
6 6 Justin Rose (ENG) 7.7524
7 7 Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.8307
8 8 Brooks Koepka (USA) 6.1506
9 9 Henrik Stenson (SWE) 5.7758
10 10 Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.5610
11 11 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 5.4960
12 12 Marc Leishman (AUS)5.2301
13 13 Jason Day (AUS) 4.9104
14 14 Paul Casey (ENG) 4.8015
15 15 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.6548
16 19 Pat Perez (USA) 4.5726
17 16 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 4.5630
18 17 Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 4.4941
19 18 Alex Noren (SWE) 4.4182
20 20 Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 3.9071
21 21 Francesco Molinari (ITA) 3.7813
22 22 Charley Hoffman (USA) 3.7276
23 27 Brian Harman (USA) 3.7114
24 23 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.6705
25 24 Patrick Reed (USA) 3.6334
26 25 Xander Schauffele (USA) 3.4760
27 26 Kevin Kisner (USA) 3.3770
28 28 Daniel Berger (USA) 3.1961
29 29 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 3.1150
30 30 Branden Grace (RSA) 3.0393.

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Neville Leck

Written by neville@golfweather.com.