Less than two weeks after it began, Jordan Spieth’s reign as the world’s No. 1 player has come to an end — at least for now.
The 22-year-old mustered only a 3-over 73 in Friday’s second round at the Barclays after struggling to an opening-round 74 on Thursday, missing the cut by five strokes. By the time the updated ranking is released on Monday, Spieth will have lost enough points to slip behind four-time major winner Rory McIlroy once again.
McIlroy, who held the top spot for 54 weeks until Spieth’s second-place finish at the PGA Championship in Whistling Straits, will begin his sixth stint atop the ranking.
Spieth will have an opportunity to reclaim the top spot next weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where McIlroy plans to join him in the field after skipping the FedEx Cup opener.