Surprising Morikawa rises to top 5 and Rahm is No. 1 again


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Surprising Morikawa rises to top 5 and Rahm is No. 1 again

The brand new Major champion had a good climb up the rankings, while the Spaniard regained his place at the top.

Collin morikawa caused a sensation on Sunday by conquering the PGA Championship and his first consecration in a Major earned him jump from position 17 to 5 in the world golf rankings updated this Monday.

The 23-year-old American reaffirmed his evolution based on his virtues and two previous titles (in July 2019 and last month) in the PGA Tour to show himself as one of the best today.

“It’s incredible. It has been a goal of life and this is what I have always wanted to do,” said the brand new champion of a major tournament after winning in San Francisco, where he won with a two-shot advantage over his compatriot Dustin Johnson and by English Paul Casey.

Another important fact of the world ranking has to do with the new change of command: after Justin Thomas became world number 1 last Monday after his victory in Memphis, the Spanish Jon rahm regained the place of privilege thanks to his 13er. placed in the first Major of the season.

Thomas was 37th in the PGA Championship, a result that relegated him to second place on the list. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Morikawa himself round out the top 5.

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