Justin Thomas dethrones Dustin Johnson as World No. 1
- Europe tops U.S. to win back Ryder Cup in Paris
- IMG Trophy Tournament 2018 at Sky Lake.
- AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2018
- 5 Vietnamese golfers to join WAGC final in Malaysia
Justin Thomas’ T-11 finish Sunday at the Players Championship was more than good enough for Thomas to dethrone Dustin Johnson as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Thomas entered the week at TPC Sawgrass with a chance to end Johnson’s 15-month reign even if he missed the cut. (Johnson had to finish better than 12th to keep his No. 1 ranking in that scenario.) But Thomas left little to chance, firing 68-66 on the weekend to beat Johnson by a shot. Johnson shot 72 in the final round. He would’ve likely needed to shoot 68 to stay No. 1.
With Thomas finishing well before Johnson on Sunday, he fielded questions about being No. 1 before things were official. Thomas had been getting similar questions for months now. He’s answered in the same manner each time.
“It means a lot, but it’s something I want to have for a long time, it’s not something I just want to have once,” Thomas said. “… Like D.J. has and like Tiger did and other guys who have had it for a long time, that’s more of a goal of mine.”
Two years after the Americans thought they had their Ryder Cup problems figured out, Europe reminded Sunday them why it has owned the trophy for most of last quarter-century.
The event is open to all Sky Lake members, golfers from Vietnam and around the world.
AccorHotels, Golfasian & Go Golfing Travel announce the return of the AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang for the fourth consecutive year from 9 to 15 September 2018.