McIlroy back at number one after 5 years
LONDON: Rory McIlroy is the world’s leading golfer once again after replacing Brooks Koepka at the summit of the game.
After a difficult five-year stretch, the Northern Irishman’s recent surge in form has seen him shoot back up the rankings to end Koepka’s 38-week stay at the top.
McIlroy has enjoyed a remarkable run since shockingly missing the cut at The Open in 2019.
Since that forgettable week, the 30-year-old has secured nine top-nine finishes in 11 starts on tour – including two victories.
His FedEx Cup victory sent a message to the rest of golfing world showing that McIlroy is well and truly back to his best, and now the task of holding on to that top spot begins.
McIlroy won’t be able to sit back and relax though as you can be sure that Koepka will be smarting after relinquishing the number one ranking.
It has been a long time coming for McIlroy who last topped the game way back in September 2015. – AFP