Rory McIlroy has come back to the highest point of the world rankings without precedent for a long time in the wake of supplanting Brooks Koepka.
The four-time significant winner formally took the world No.1 spot again on February 10, finishing Koepka’s 38-week rule at the top since winning the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in May.
Neither McIlroy or Koepka played in a week ago’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am, yet the two-year moving arrangement of the positioning framework takes the Northern Irishman top once more.
This is McIlroy’s first time back at world No 1 since September 19, 2015, and he will currently be wanting to remain there for the long stretch after his fine structure as of late.
Since missing the cut at The Open at Royal Portrush a year ago, the 30-year-old from Northern Ireland has stowed nine top-10 completes in 11 beginnings, including two triumphs. He has completed third, first, fourth and third in his last four occasions.
Koepka has endured two damage lay-offs during the positioning time frame that have meant something negative for him, however as far as structure, he can have hardly any objections at being removed.
It will be McIlroy’s 96th aggregate week as world No 1 – the fourth the greater part of any player, behind just Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, and Nick Faldo.
Both McIlroy and Koepka are booked to contend at the Genesis Invitational in California, which starts on Thursday (Feb 13).