Dustin Johnson still at No 1 despite Heritage stumble

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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

Selected

55. Pan Cheng-tsung (TPE) 2.30 (+58)