Golf’s new big three has arrived: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. We’ve been awaiting the official changing of the guard in pro golf for some time now, especially with the aging and ailing Tiger Woods, and the idea of those three young men — all more polite, likable and humble than the other — competing against each other and vying for major titles for the next 15 years or so is quite exciting. I mean, I’m just giddy typing those words.
But, which player is the best on the planet? Well, the ever-changing no. 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings says it is McIlroy, who returned to the top position — despite skipping The Barclays — two weeks after Spieth supplanted him with his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.