Don’t tell Jon Rahm, but he has a list of players chasing him down for the number one slot in the global rankings.
“I didn’t know till now, so…” Rahm said that on Tuesday at TPC Sawgrass, where he’ll be defending his world No. 1 status when The Players Championship starts in two days.
With a smirk, Rahm remarked, “You should ask if I want to know those things or not.”
For the record, four players have a chance to overtake Rahm at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking this week: No. 2 Collin Morikawa, No. 3 Viktor Hovland, No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, and No. 5 Scottie Scheffler, who won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, his second victory in three starts.
With a win, a Rahm result lower than solo 10th, and a Morikawa finish worse than a three-way tie for second, according to Twitter’s resident OWGR guru Nosferatu, Scheffler goes to No. 1.
“Even if you’re No. 1, you still have to produce every week,” said Rahm, who has seven top-10 finishes and an unofficial T-1 at the Tour Championship since his big break at Torrey Pines. “I’m chasing people myself, so I don’t feel as though I’m being pursued.”
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