Justin Thomas won in Memphis and became world ranking leader


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Justin Thomas won in Memphis and became world ranking leader

The 27-year-old American was consecrated at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational and will be number 1 in the PGA Championship.

The world golf ranking again undergoes a change at the top after Justin Thomas will keep the title in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, to displace the Spanish Jon Rahm from the top of the classification.

Barrika’s had risen two weeks ago to a historic position, but the 27-year-old American raised his arms triumphantly over the Memphis field to jump from third to first place.

Except for the second round, the Louisville-born had a solid job throughout the 72 holes and signed cards of 66, 70, 66 and 65 hits, which allowed him a cumulative of 267 (-13) and lead by three beating the escort quartet consisting of Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka.

For their part, Webb Simpson (4th in the ranking) and Dustin Johnson (5th) shared 12th place (-8), Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (2nd in the world) was 47th (-1) and Chilean Joaquín Niemann finished 52nd (+ one).

For Thomas it was the 13th coronation of his career in the PGA Tour and the second of this 2020, since he had celebrated at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, in January. Thus, she arrives with great cleanliness and the label of No. 1 at the PGA Championship, the first Major of the season, next week.

Photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images


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