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Thomas ousts Spieth at World No 3

 

Justin Thomas has leap-frogged friend and rival Jordan Spieth and is back in the No 3 spot he held on the World Rankings list at the beginning of the year - this on the strength of his playoff win at the US PGA Tour's Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida on Sunday. 

Also, upwardly mobile this week after his 3rd-place finish at the Honda Classic is Swede Alex Noren who moves up two places to No 14 at the expense of Mark Leishman and Tyrell Hatton who each drop down one wrung. 

There are one or two other minor adjustments among the World's top 20 ranked players, but we have to go to England's Eddie Pepperell, who held off the challenge of Oliver Fisher to win his first European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters to see a change of any real significance. Pepperell has rocketed 62 places from 154th to No 92. 

And Fisher? The Englishman leaps l09 places from 369th to 237th on a list being headed for the 54TH straight week by American bomber Dustin Johnson who claimed the World Crown for the first time with his victory in the Genesis Open in February 2017. 

THIS WEEK'S TOP 30 WORLD RANKED PAYERS
(See under headings: Position this week, position last week, player, country and points)

1 1 Dustin Johnson (USA) 10.6728
2 2 Jon Rahm (ESP) 8.8821
3 4 Justin Thomas (USA) 8.7374
4 3 Jordan Spieth (USA) 8.4263
5 5 Justin Rose (ENG) 7.4387
6 6 Hideki Matsuyama (JAP) 7.1228
7 7 Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.4045
8 8 Jason Day (AUS) 5.8931
9 9 Brooks Koepka (USA) 5.8389
10 10 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 5.5173
11 12 Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 5.5142
12 11 Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.3948
13 13 Henrik Stenson (SWE) 5.0969
14 16 Alex Noren (SWE) 4.9550
15 14 Marc Leishman (AUS) 4.9357
16 15 Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 4.6746
17 19 Paul Casey (ENG) 4.3953
18 17 Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.3571
19 18 Pat Perez (USA) 4.3537
20 20 Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 3.7127
21 21 Brian Harman (USA) 3.6737
22 24 Francesco Molinari (ITA) 3.4622
23 22 Xander Schauffele (USA) 3.4599
24 23 Charley Hoffman (USA) 3.4433
25 26 Gary Woodland (USA) 3.2948
26 25 Patrick Reed (USA) 3.2828
27 27 Ross Fisher (ENG) 3.2537
28 28 Branden Grace (RSA) 3.2155
29 29 Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.1899
30 30 Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 3.0983.

NOTE: For all of this week's Official World Golf Rankings, go to www.owgr.com/ranking.

Neville Leck

Written by neville@golfweather.com.