Jon Rahm replaces Scottie Scheffler atop world rankings, Jason Day moves back into top-50

Jon Rahm beat out Max Homa to win the Genesis Invitational at Riviera and return to the top of the world golf rankings.

The merry-go-round atop the world golf rankings continues with Jon Rahm replacing Scottie Scheffler.

Scheffler’s win at last week’s Phoenix Open saw him assume the world’s best male golfer title, replacing Northern IReland’s Rory McIlroy.

But the reign only lasted a week thanks to Rahm’s incredible effort at Riviera. The 28-year-old Spaniard prevailed after a dramatic final round to win by two shots, thanks largely to two fabulous birdies at the 14th and 16th holes.

It means Rahm has now won five of his last nine tournaments and has finished in the top 10 in his last 10 starts.

Jason Day has jumped into the world’s top-50 for the first time since MArch 2021 on the back of another great finish at the Genesis Invitational. Day has now finished in the top-10 in his last three starts on the PGA Tour and will be eyeing a Masters Tournament invitation to players inside the world’s top-50 at the completion of the WGC Match Play in late March.

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