PGA Tour

Justin Thomas jumps to world No 3

2017-10-23 18:31
Justin Thomas (AP)

Paris - American Justin Thomas moved to a career-high world ranking of third on Monday after claiming his fifth title of the year at the inaugural CJ Cup in South Korea.

The 24-year-old beat Australian Marc Leishman, who also climbed to a career-best of 12th, in a play-off to continue an incredible run of form that has also seen him win the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup.

Spaniard Sergio Garcia retook his place in the top 10 after winning his first title since breaking his major duck at the Masters in April at his own tournament at Valderrama.

The top three players in the world are now all American, with Thomas closing in on British Open champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Dustin Johnson.

The last time that was the case was in May 2010, when Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker were the leading trio.

World top 20:

1. Dustin Johnson (USA) 11.46 average pts

2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 10.15

3. Justin Thomas (USA) 9.23 (+1)

4. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 8.82 (-1)

5. Jon Rahm (ESP) 7.65

6. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 6.58

7. Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.31

8. Jason Day (AUS) 6.23 (+1)

9. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 6.14 (-1)

10. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 6.11 (+1)

11. Brooks Koepka (USA) 6.06 (-1)

12. Marc Leishman (AUS) 5.56 (+4)

13. Justin Rose (ENG) 5.46

14. Matt Kuchar (USA) 5.38 (-1)

15. Paul Casey (ENG) 5.22 (-1)

16. Alex Noren (SWE) 5.02 (-1)

17. Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 4.79

18. Pat Perez (USA) 4.54 (+2)

19. Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 4.41 (-1)

20. Francesco Molinari (ITA) 4.33 (-1)

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