Not even a final-round capitulation at the RBC Heritage on Sunday could prevent Dustin Johnson from staying on top of the world rankings.
Johnson started the final round of the PGA Tour event at Hilton Head with a one-shot lead and was the strong favourite to go on and clinch the trophy, but a final-round 77 saw him finish way down in 28th place.
No one expected Johnson to disintegrate as spectacularly as he did, as he made four bogeys and two double-bogeys to plummet down the leaderboard.
Nevertheless, Johnson still remains comfortably on top of the latest world rankings, well clear of Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka in second and third place.
Tiger Woods remains in sixth place after his stunning Masters win, just behind Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, who are in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Taiwanese golfer Pan Cheng-tsung made the biggest move of the week after taking full advantage of Johnson’s collapse at the RBC Heritage to walk away with the title.
He jumped 58 places from outside the top 100 to 55th in the world.
World Rankings Top 20
1. Dustin Johnson (USA) 9.73
2. Justin Rose (ENG) 9.06
3. Brooks Koepka (USA) 9.01
4. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 8.23
5. Justin Thomas (USA) 7.89
6. Tiger Woods (USA) 7.67
7. Francesco Molinari (ITA) 7.17
8. Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 7.14
9. Xander Schauffele (USA) 6.42
10. Rickie Fowler (USA) 5.90
11. Jon Rahm (ESP) 5.87
12. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.45 (+4)
13. Paul Casey (ENG) 5.32 (-1)
14. Jason Day (AUS) 5.14 (-1)
15. Tony Finau (USA) 5.17 (-1)
16. Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 4.90 (-1)
17. Bubba Watson (USA) 4.62
18. Patrick Cantlay (USA) 4.62
19. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.27
20. Webb Simpson (USA) 4.15
55. Pan Cheng-tsung (TPE) 2.30 (+58)
“Usually when you’re around five under and leading after the first round, it tends to go to around the 10 to 15 under region.”
Woods sported a slightly longer putter at Harind Park than fans are usually accustomed to seeing.
After the opening salvo of his PGA Championship title defence, Brooks Koepka is a confident man.
Former world number one Jason Day and American Brendon Todd share the lead.
Koepka is part of a nine-strong group on four under in California.
Tiger Woods is also in the mix after an opening-round 68.
Koepka carded an opening four-under-par 66 to trail Jason Day by a stroke while Woods was two shots further back.
The American is targeting a third consecutive US PGA Championship title.
The Northern Irishman won the last of his four major titles in 2014.