'Best player in the world' Jon Rahm questions the world ranking system
- by James Evans
"I feel like since August I've been the best player in the world"; Jon Rahm has questioned the system for calculating the world rankings as he finds himself at No 5 despite winning three of his last five tournaments; he previously called the revamped system "laughable"
The former US Open champion won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii over the weekend with a comeback for the ages when he overhauled Collin Morikawa's seven-shot lead in the final round.
Having also won the Spanish Open and DP World Tour Championship, former number one Rahm was hoping to at least move past Patrick Cantlay into fourth spot but still finds himself in fifth place.
"Since the playoffs... I've won three times and I don't even get close to him. So I'm trying to understand what's going on," Rahm said.
"Had they not changed the world ranking points [system] I would have been pretty damn close [to world No 1] right now. But in my mind, I feel like since August I've been the best player in the world.
"Earlier in the year clearly Scottie (Scheffler) was that player, then Rory (McIlroy) was that player, and I feel like right now it's been me. Anybody, any given year can get a hot three, four months and get to that spot."