Dustin Johnson Reclaims World #1 Ranking!

Dustin Johnson Reclaims World #1 Ranking!

Today is June 11th, 2018 and we present Dustin Johnson Reclaims World #1!  Monday Rewind #92.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Dustin Johnson Reclaims World #1 Ranking!

Dustin Johnson won the FedEx St Jude Classic with a spectacular second shot hole out.  He won by 6 shots over a gritty Andrew Putnam.  Putnam started poorly but hung in to finish in second place at -13.  Dustin’s dominating performance bodes well for his chances next week at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, NY.  

Dustin now moves back into the #1 spot in the OWGR and 2nd in the FedEx Standings. It took him only 3 weeks to get his #1 ranking back from Justin Thomas, who did not play this week.

Another interesting tidbit is that DJ and Tiger are the two most prolific winners on the PGA Tour since 2008 with 18 wins.

European Tour: 

The European Tour was at the Diamond CC in Atzenbrugg near Vienna in Austria.  Mikko Korhonen produced steady golf to blow away the field and win his first European Tour title at the Shot Clock Masters. Korhonen, who is no stranger to adversity after his 12 visits to the Qualifying School, signed for a closing 69, to finish at -16 total and a six-shot victory over Scotland’s Connor Syme.

The European Tour was breaking new ground this week with every player on the clock for every shot.  If shots were not played in the allotted time. penalties were handed out. Over the course of the week, only four players were handed penalties.  Round times were significantly quicker than the season average and players full of praise for the event.  This innovative new format was a great success.  

LPGA Tour:

This week The LPGA Tour was at the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, NJ to play the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer.  Annie Park added her name to an impressive list of winners at this event.  She beat out Sakura Yolomine of Japan with a blistering 63 in the final round to finish at -16.  Annie, who is one of the few players on the LPGA Tour who uses a long putter.  She holed some bombs over the last few holes to clinch the victory!

PGA Tour Champions:

The PGA Tour Champions was in Des Moines, IA for the Principal Charity Classic.  The final round was rained out which was then shortened to 36 holes.  Tom Lehman was the lucky recipient of the foul weather.  The 59-year-old Lehman shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to reach 13 under and take a two-shot lead over Bernhard Langer, Glen Day, Woody Austin and Scott Parel.  This is Lehman’s 11th win on this tour.

Next Week:

PGA Tour and European Tour: US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

LPGA Tour: Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give in Grand Rapids, MI

U.S. Open Golf Practice Round June 13, 2011

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Picture: Keith Allison

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