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Who's the No. 1 in the World at the End of 2018

2018 No. 1 Player in the World for 2018  

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  1. 1. So Who ends CY 2018 as No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings

    • Dustin Jonson
      7
    • Jordan Spieth
      10
    • Justin Thomas
      4
    • Jon Rham
      2
    • Hideki Matsuyama
      0
    • Justin Rose
      2
    • Rickie Fowler
      1
    • Brooks Koepka
      0
    • Henrik Stenson
      0
    • Rory Mcilroy
      5
    • Tiger Woods
      3
    • Other
      0


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As the poll says, players are listed in their current position as of Dec 24, 2017.   Who do you have a why.

 

I've got Jordan Spieth, I think he just has more grit and determination than anyone else, I think he's going to use the fact DJ and Justin are challenging him as motivation for a strong 2018. 

 

 

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Tig...e..r... uh, I mean Justin Thomas. If he has another year like this one... man was on fire.

 

 

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When DJ has everything firing he is tough to beat.  It would be easy for JT to have a little let down after last season.  

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When DJ has everything firing he is tough to beat.  It would be easy for JT to have a little let down after last season.  

I agree on DJ, it was such a shame to see him get injured the day before the Masters, he was firing on all cylinders at that time. 

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I find it funny how Jason Day and Rory were up there in the ranking and number one but once they lost the number one they started to fall. Rory was working his way back up the rankings but got hurt again. Then you have Jordan who after getting knocked out of number one didn't fall past 5 or 6. Even on a low year for Jordan he seems to win at least twice, which is better than most. He seems to be more consistent than the others.

 

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I find it funny how Jason Day and Rory were up there in the ranking and number one but once they lost the number one they started to fall. Rory was working his way back up the rankings but got hurt again. Then you have Jordan who after getting knocked out of number one didn't fall past 5 or 6. Even on a low year for Jordan he seems to win at least twice, which is better than most. He seems to be more consistent than the others.

 

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Yep, good observations.  I said somewhere along the line in some thread, that I believe Jordan will have the better career of any of the current crop of young guys.  He just seems to be mentally stronger than all of them and never gives up or never considers himself out of it, I mean not only the British Open last year was an example, but even after his Masters meltdown on 12 a couple years ago, he came back with a couple birdies to try and fight back.

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I tend to think that DJ will return to form and will be No. 1 at the end of the year.    After his 2017 year, Justin Thomas may put some extra pressure on himself to repeat such a year.   I was watching TGC this morning, it showed a picture of Spieth and his long time girl friend.  She was sporting a rather large rock on her finger.   If that leads to a correct assumption, then that may impact his status, in the short term.  

 

There are only two things that I know with absolute certainty regarding No. 1 at the end of the year.   One, someone will be No. 1.   Two, it won't be me. 

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JT, baby!!! (In my best Dick Vitale voice)

 

 

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I tend to think that DJ will return to form and will be No. 1 at the end of the year.    After his 2017 year, Justin Thomas may put some extra pressure on himself to repeat such a year.   I was watching TGC this morning, it showed a picture of Spieth and his long time girl friend.  She was sporting a rather large rock on her finger.   If that leads to a correct assumption, then that may impact his status, in the short term.  

 

There are only two things that I know with absolute certainty regarding No. 1 at the end of the year.   One, someone will be No. 1.   Two, it won't be me. 

Yeah, the engagement made news about a month or so ago I think.  The fact they have dated since college (maybe even HS) and she's been part of the family for years, his sister loves her as well as his parents, hopefully will avoid the adjustment period that some have to go through with marriage and continuing the rigors or tour life. 

 

Your two absolutes are funny!!

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Give me the forgotten man. Rory.

 

Its really a crap shoot. Any of the guys listed could go on a run and snag that top spot. I pick Rory purely because he is finally playing a full schedule early in the year and it feels like he is due to roll off a good season. 

 

I haven't looked forward to a golf season this much in quite a while. There are so many good story lines AND Tiger is back in mix.

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Rickie...

He's always around the top most every tournament.

But there's so many good players right now that any of the previous choices are just as good if not better. Curious that I didn't see anyone chose Tiger.

And yes Wahoo we won't be 2nd.

 

 

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I picked Jordan, for boring reasons: I suspect he's got the least volatility of any of the top guys. I can easily see any of the big guns on this list having a killer year and ending up number 1. I can also see any number of them going down with injuries or inconsistent play.

 

Meanwhile, I would anticipate Jordan just continuing to do his thing.

 

So for me, he's kind of a default, safe pick.

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Good poll.  

I was going to go with Spieth as I am an apologist but I think Rory makes a comeback this year.  He will be healthy and looking to make a charge.  I feel he is getting lost with all the hot names coming out.  Outside of that I would say Spieth (and hope for Spieth).  

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Give me the forgotten man. Rory.

 

Its really a crap shoot. Any of the guys listed could go on a run and snag that top spot. I pick Rory purely because he is finally playing a full schedule early in the year and it feels like he is due to roll off a good season.

 

I haven't looked forward to a golf season this much in quite a while. There are so many good story lines AND Tiger is back in mix.

i hope Rory can stay healthy. He's fun to watch. I'd like to see him and Rickie square off on Sundays. And Tiger... glad to have him back.

 

 

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Wow, a lot of consensus on this thread.

 

I pick Rors as well. Provided his health issues are behind him, he has won in the past and has the hunger back.

 

I pick Jordan as the steady eddie - always in the hunt and threatening to win.

 

I also want Tiger to win at least one tourney. I will admit I thought he was done but his performance at the Hero shows he might have something. 

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I think JT keeps rollin', Think he gets another major this year too

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Give me the forgotten man. Rory.

 

Its really a crap shoot. Any of the guys listed could go on a run and snag that top spot. I pick Rory purely because he is finally playing a full schedule early in the year and it feels like he is due to roll off a good season. 

 

I haven't looked forward to a golf season this much in quite a while. There are so many good story lines AND Tiger is back in mix.

I would really like to see this. When he is playing at his best, I don't think there is a more exciting player to watch, as it shows in his shot making and body language.    DJ at his best is awe-inspiring to watch, but I don't know if he's ever been called exciting      :unsure:

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I think JT keeps rollin', Think he gets another major this year too

Yea JT is going to be a force again. I look for that young man to have another major and multiple wins. He's my pick for #1

 

 

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Ryder Cup year all these guys will be firing on all cylinders to be on the team. Going to be a big time competitive year in store for us!

 

 

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Yea JT is going to be a force again. I look for that young man to have another major and multiple wins. He's my pick for #1

 

 

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You do realize, he's your sworn enemy don't you...well at least for another 6 days     ;)

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