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Justin Rose reclaims No. 1 spot in world golf rankings, Koepka slips

Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) England’s golfer Justin Rose started 2019 by regaining the top spot in the world golf rankings released on Monday with 9.46 average points, while United States’ Brooks Koepka moved down to second with 9.33.

US golfers Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau stayed in the third, fourth and fifth spots respectively, while their compatriot Xander Schauffele climbed four spots to the sixth, having won the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions held in Hawaii on Sunday.

Spaniard Jon Rahm, 24, who was in sixth place last week, moved down to the seventh with 6.36 average points. However, he is still the youngest golfer among the top-50, reports Efe news.

The current golf rankings and points are as follows:

1. Justin Rose (England) 9.46 average points

2. Brooks Koepka (USA) 9.33

3. Dustin Johnson (USA) 8.36

4. Justin Thomas (USA) 8.17

5. Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 7.02

6. Xander Schauffele (USA) 6.49

7. Jon Rahm (Spain) 6.36

8. Rory Mcllroy (Northern Ireland) 6.04

9. Francesco Molinari (Italy) 5.83

10. Tony Finau (USA) 5.47


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