Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas lands world No. 1 ranking
The Players Championship just concluded this weekend at TPC Sawgrass, and Webb Simpson took home the title.
However, former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas took home an honor of his own, as he moved into the world’s No. 1 spot by finishing in a tie for 11th place.
In a release following the tournament, Thomas said his goal is now to hold on to the top spot for as long as he possibly can (via 247Sports):
“It means a lot, but it’s something I want to have for a long time, it’s not something I just want to have once,” Thomas said following the Players Championship, via a release. “Like (Dustin Johnson) has and like Tiger (Woods) did and other guys who have had it for a long time, that’s more of a goal of mine.”
Thomas started off the tournament this weekend with mediocre (by his standards) rounds of 73 and 70, but he really turned it on in Saturday and Sunday’s rounds, shooting 68 and 66 to close out the event.
He overtook Dustin Johnson in the rankings, and will now try to defend his No. 1 spot as the summer schedule gets going.