Spi­eth re­gains top spot

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — Dou­ble 2015 ma­jor win­ner Jor­dan Spi­eth (pic­tured) is of­fi­cially back on top of the world af­ter leapfrog­ging Aus­tralia’s Ja­son Day in the new global golf rank­ings re­leased Tues­day.

Spi­eth’s tied sev­enth place in the WGCHSBC Cham­pi­ons in Shang­hai on Sun­day was enough to take the Masters, US Open and Fedex Cup cham­pion back to world num­ber one as Day opted not to play to be at the birth of his se­cond child.

Rory Mcil­roy started the year as num­ber one, but he lost that po­si­tion to Spi­eth af­ter the US Open in June and dropped to third af­ter miss­ing the de­fence of his Bri­tish Open crown when he in­jured an an­kle play­ing foot­ball.

Day has won six tour­na­ments in 2015, in­clud­ing the PGA Cham­pi­onship in Au­gust dur­ing a run of four ti­tles in six starts as he reached num­ber one for the first time.

Mean­while, Rus­sell Knox has soared into the world’s elite top 50 on the back of his vic­tory Sun­day at She­shan In­ter­na­tional Golf Club.

The Scot has risen to 31st in the rank­ings from 85th af­ter pick­ing up the first win in the $8.5 mil­l­lon WGC event.

The of­fi­cial world golf rank­ings are usu­ally re­leased ev­ery Mon­day but were de­layed by the late fin­ish at the PGA Tour San­der­son Farms Cham­pi­onship. — AFP

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