June 10, 2018 / 10:04 PM / 8 months ago

Golf-Johnson regains world number one ranking with win in Tennessee

June 10 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson reclaimed the world number one ranking he lost less than a month ago by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Tennessee on Sunday.

The 33-year-old had held top spot for 15 months before fellow American Justin Thomas took it over on May 13.

With Sunday’s victory, Johnson will be among the favourites to win the U.S. Open starting on Thursday at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in New York.

Johnson mixed three birdies, a bogey and an eagle to finish 19 under par for his 18th career PGA Tour victory and his second at the St. Jude Classic, which he also won in 2012.

The win also moved Johnson into second place in the PGA FedEx Cup rankings behind Thomas.

Reporting by Rory Carroll, editing by Ed Osmond

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