It was a big weekend for Jon Rahm, who got 2018 off to the right start with a sudden death playoff victory at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Rahm’s second-career PGA Tour win didn’t just earn him $1,062,000, it also vaulted him into the best world ranking of his career.
The rankings points he collected at the CareerBuilder drove his average up to 9.5876, good enough to surpass Jordan Spieth to become No. 2 in the world. The young Spaniard is about 1.2 points away from No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
“It’s hard to believe, to be honest, passing Jordan Spieth, three-time major champion,” Rahm said after his round. “I only have two wins and he’s got 10-plus, right? I never thought I was going to be at this point in my life right now.”
Rounding out the top 5 are 2017 Player of the Year Justin Thomas at No. 4, and Hideki Matsuyama at 5. You can see a full list of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking below.