Golfer Brooks Koepka of USA has taken the World No.1 spot in the latest world rankings released. He overtook from Dustin Johnson, after finishing his victory in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a 25-foot eagle putt.
The CJ Cup victory also gave Koepka his 12th win across seven countries, which saw some impressive skills from the well-traveled three-time major champion. This was also the first regular PGA Tour victory Koepka had since his 2015 Waste Management win.
There have been as many as 23 different men, who have been able to call themselves the No.1 player in the world, according to the Official World Golf Rankings. Brooks Koepka, is the latest addition to that club as he took home the CJ Cup in Korea on Sunday morning and overtook Dustin Johnson as the top player on the planet with the 2018 golf calendar year drawing to a close.
Of the 23 golfers who have been No. 1 since the advent of the ranking system in 1986, nearly half have become the champions since 2010, and three are new to the club this calendar year. The No. 1 spots have been shared this year by Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose, which is a record in itself.
Six years ago, Koepka was ranked No. 1,459 in the world and was about to embark on the Challenge Tour and now there’s no one better than him.
"I look at where I started, my first pro start was in Switzerland and I don't think I could have said six years later that I would be No. 1 in the world," Koepka said. "I think it's incredible. All these places I've won at, we saw a stat yesterday where it was I've cracked the top 1,000, 500, 400, 300 and so on. I only cracked any ... I think the top 10 in the United States, everywhere else has been in a different country and it's probably fitting that I did it in Korea."
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