PGA Tour

Spieth tightens grip on number one ranking

Jordan Spieth (AFP)
Jordan Spieth (AFP)

London - Jordan Spieth's seventh PGA title win in Hawaii on Sunday has put some distance between himself and rivals Jason Day and Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings.

The three young players are currently the toast of golf and all eyes are on their rivalries over the course of 2016.

Spieth, at 21 the youngest of the three, took the number one spot back from Day late last year and he looks set to hold on to it through to April and the Masters, the first of the year's four majors, where he will be the defending champion.

Day and McIlroy have yet to start their seasons.

Official World ranking:

1. Jordan Spieth (USA) 12.14

2. Jason Day (AUS) 10.74

3. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 10.31

4. Bubba Watson (USA) 7.62

5. Rickie Fowler (USA) 7.12

6. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.11

7. Justin Rose (ENG) 6.79

8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 6.06

9. Jim Furyk (USA) 5.36

10. Patrick Reed (USA) 5.15

11. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.49

12. Zach Johnson (USA) 4.34

13. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 4.27

14. Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.20

15. Branden Grace (RSA) 4.17

16. Kevin Kisner (USA) 4.02

17. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 3.88

18. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 3.83

19. Danny Willett (ENG) 3.72

20. Matt Kuchar (USA) 3.52

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