Justin Thomas displaces Dustin Johnson as World Number 1

Justin Thomas Overtakes Dustin Johnson as World's No.1 Golfer

Johnson is also second in total weeks at No. 1 among the seven Americans who have held the top spot.

Webb Simpson could afford the luxury of making a double bogey at the 72nd hole to win The Players Championship by four strokes.

Thomas capped his week with a final-round 66 to finish in a six-way tie for 11th on 11-under 277 - seven shots behind runaway victor Webb Simpson.

Thomas has become the 21st world number one.

But he's now No. 2, as a 66 in the final round of The Players Championship moved Justin Thomas into a tie for 11th and barely ahead of the Columbia native in the ranking after Johnson tied for 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

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With the result, the US PGA Championship victor was confirmed as the new world number one. Thomas finished 2017 at No. 3 in the world, behind Johnson and Spieth.

Respect to the 25-year-old for his achievement - only Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth have done so at a younger age but it is hard to see Thomas dominating for a long period like his predecessor.

The 2017 US PGA Championship victor said: "It's important, but it's not something where it's like I just want to do it once".

An 11th-placed finish at the Players Championship was enough for Thomas to claim top spot in the rankings for the first time.

The 2012 US Open champion collects his fifth PGA Tour title and first since October 2013. I want to do it for a really, really long time because that means I'm playing better than everybody else for an extended period.

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