He didn’t win on Monday but he did complete a lifelong goal as Justin Rose unseated Dustin Johnson at the top of the world golf rankings.
A scintillating final round 62 helped birthday boy Branden Grace finish in a share of third place at the AT&T Byron Nelson enjoying a rankings boost as a result.
Dylan Frittelli has moved past long-time SA No 3 Charl Schwartzel in the latest rankings with both players just inside the top 50.
Spain’s Jon Rahm continues his meteoric rise up the world rankings as he moved into third spot to become the fourth youngest player to reach the mark.
Justin Thomas won a Major, shot 59 then 63 in a Major and won the FedExCup – making him comfortably the best player on the planet in 2017, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
European Tour rookies Dylan Frittelli and Dean Burmester failed to pull off the win on Sunday, but enjoyed a healthy rankings leap after the DP World Tour Championship.
Branden Grace and Rickie Fowler were the big movers in the latest world rankings, with the Nedbank Golf Challenge winner moving up 15 places.
Turkish Airlines Open runner-up Dylan Frittelli and Challenge Tour graduate Erik Van Rooyen climbed steadily up the official world rankings on Monday.
Justin Rose’s remarkable come from behind win at the WGC-HSBC Champions has lifted him to sixth in the world but there was not much good news from a local front this week, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
Justin Thomas’ win at the CJ Cup in South Korea saw him rise to a career-best third in the world to make the top three an all-American affair, writes WADE PRETORIUS.