For the last six weeks, the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking has been anything but constant, with three players rotating in and out of No. 1 each week. To no surprise, FedEx Cup champion Jordan Spieth now holds the heralded throne after the conclusion of a stellar season.
Spieth first ascended to the No. 1 ranking after finishing second to Jason Day at the PGA Championship, but two weeks later, Rory McIlroy, without competing, took over the top ranking when Spieth missed the cut at the Barclays.
For the next three weeks, McIlroy and Spieth switched in and out of the top spot with each new ranking. Jason Day became the 19th golfer to hold the No. 1 ranking following victories at the PGA Championship, Barclays and BMW Championship.
This week will be Spieth’s fourth atop the World Ranking. McIlroy has spent 95 weeks in the No. 1 spot, while Day has held the top ranking for a single week.