Official World Golf Ranking: Jon Rahm Retains Top Spot; Collin Morikawa Jumps Ahead While Rory McIlroy Drops

Published 07/19/2021, 10:43 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 11, 2021 Spain’s Jon Rahm acknowledges the crowd after holing his birdie putt on the 15th green during the final round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Collin Morikawa won the 2021 Open Championship. And with this win, he has created and broken plenty of records. He scored 66 on the final day at the Royal St. Georg’s and remained -15 to win the championship. Because of this victory, the two-time major championship winner has moved up in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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Apart from Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Louis Oosthuizen had a good tournament as well. These two players finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Moreover, after the 149th Open Championship, there has been an upheaval in the Top 10  of the OWGR. So let us have a look at the effect of the 2021 Open Championship on the top 10 of the world golf ranking. 

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Dustin Johnson loses the top spot in the official world golf ranking

Jun 10, 2021; Ridgeland, South Carolina, USA; Dustin Johnson explores his options after hitting his ball into the trees on the eighth fairway during the first round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

The world no.1 spot is seeing a change after every week, but the change is only limited between Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson. DJ had lost his top spot to Jon Rahm after the U.S. Open. But approximately a month later, after the Scottish open, Rahm lost his top spot to DJ. 

But once again, as it came down, Jon Rahm finished his tournament ahead of DJ and recaptured the top spot for himself, and Johnson has been pushed down to second place. However, the champion golfer of the year, Collin Morikawa, made progress of one rank. He climbed to 3rd position and pushed Justin Thomas to fourth. 

Moreover, the South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen has made it to the top 10 after a long time, thanks to his T3 finish. He is currently ninth in the world golf ranking and is hopeful of breaking into the Top 5 soon. Along with Louis, Harris English has made it to the top 10 and is currently at 10th place. 

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Moreover, players like Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka have kept their original spots of 5th, 6th, and 7th place, respectively.   

OWGR: Top 10 golfers in the world

  1. Jon Rahm
  2. Dustin Johnson 
  3. Collin Morikawa
  4. Justin Thomas
  5. Xander Schauffele
  6. Bryson DeChambeau
  7. Brooks Koepka
  8. Patrick Cantlay
  9. Louis Oosthuizen
  10. Harris English

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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