Thomas Topples Johnson!
Justin Thomas has risen to the top of the heap. He is the new king of the hill!
The 25-year old youngster becomes the 21st different golfer to become world No. 1 after his share of 11th place finish at the Players Championship.
In the process, he booted out fellow American Dustin Johnson.
It has been a meteoric rise to the top for Thomas who back in 2015, had been ranked just outside the top-100 in the world with one PGA Tour title. But since then, he’s won a further eight tournaments including last year’s PGA Championship.
In a statement. Thomas said, “It’s awesome and means a lot as it’s something I want to have for a long time, it’s not something I just want to have once.”
Thomas is the seventh American to become world No. 1.