Tag Archives: World No. 1

Mar
27
2016
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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Jason Day beat Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship final to win the title for the second time in three years. This was after Day outlasted Rory McIlroy in a tough battle in the morning semifinals by making a 12-footer for par on the 18th hole.

Day also reclaimed the throne as world no. 1 on Saturday after Jordan Spieth lost in round 4 and Day won his quarterfinal match in the afternoon. Although it would have been sweet to ascend to no 1, Day would have felt a bit empty if he hadn’t left Austin with the trophy, as well. 

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Sep
20
2015

In 2007 a 19-year-old Jason Day turned professional and made the bold pronouncement that he was working on taking the world no. 1 ranking from Tiger Woods. The response was mostly critical. How dare this no-name kid, who had done nothing to prove himself, utter such a brazen declaration? Day went on to have seven solid seasons on tour, which included seven runner-up finishes, including three at majors, but until taking home five trophies this year, he only had two titles.

Perhaps it didn’t happen as soon as he might have thought, but after capturing his fourth victory in his last six starts with relative ease at the BMW Championship on Sunday, Day has now reached no. 1 in the world.

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Sep
3
2015

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.

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Aug
27
2015

Despite skipping this week’s Barclays, the first of four legs of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs, Rory McIlroy can return to the top of the world rankings. Which seems completely bizarre (actually, not really given the system) since McIlroy isn’t teeing it up competitively this week, but that’s the way the OWGR math works out, according to Golf Channel.

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Jul
17
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

In the first round of The Open Championship, Adam Scott set a blistering pace with a four-under 31 on the front nine. He said the wind during the inward nine was “much more demanding,” and he cooled off considerably for a four-under 68. Scott is tied for third place, two stroke behind Rory McIlroy.

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Jun
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Women's Open
No. 1 takes on No. 2. ©USGA/Michael Cohen.

No. 1 takes on No. 2. ©USGA/Michael Cohen.

With a top-10 in 11 of 13 LPGA events this season, it is safe to say Stacy Lewis will contend at the 69th U.S. Open. Lewis has risen to number one in the Rolex World Rankings, and will be looking to improve on her career best T3 finish at the 2008 Open.

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Jun
11
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open
Scott plays the 11th hole at Pinehurst No. 2. ©USGA/Darren Carroll

Scott plays the 11th hole at Pinehurst No. 2. ©USGA/Darren Carroll

World No. 1 Adam Scott is ready to continue his excellent play in the major championships. Since 2011, he has seven top-10 finishes including a win at the 2013 Masters. Pinehurst No. 2 reminds Scott of the Sandbelt courses in Australia, which may help him improve on his career best T15 at the U.S. Open.

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Jun
4
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Open
Ready to take down the $1.44 mil pot

Ready to take down the $1.44 mil pot

World No. 1 Adam Scott recently played No. 2, and had words of praise for the 2014 U.S. Open venue. He said, “It plays lovely. It’s visually very appealing. It’s a real treat to play.” Scott’s positive mindset should serve him well next week as he continues to solidify his spot atop the World Golf Rankings.

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May
28
2014

Cool and confident

Adam Scott is back in action after solidifying his world no. 1 ranking with a win at Colonial last week. He continues to say it is a “week-by-week” process to stay number one, but he must feel extremely confident about his game for the Memorial and the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.

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