Genesis Open at Riviera: Tee times, pairings for Sunday's round

Genesis Open at Riviera: Tee times, pairings for Sunday's round

Paul Lawrie has jumped more than 200 spots in the world rankings after securing his first victory in more than four years.

The talent was never an issue.

Johnson has been shootin' for the stars for the past decade on the PGA Tour, winning at least once each year and running up a heap of near misses in the majors before finally crossing the line at the USA open last year. He has finished no worse than third in eight of his last 16 tournaments.

"I think I'm a good player, but everybody has their own opinion", Johnson said. "The best in the world, I mean until now I probably wouldn't have said I was the best in the world, but now I can say it".

Meanwhile Dustin Johnson produced a world-class performance to not only win the tournament but also rise to World No. 1 at Riviera. "I want him to see that only he can put limits on himself". When he tapped in for par, he headed for the side of the green toward his fiancé to pick up their young son. Johnson will have to outlast a lot of competitors playing well themselves. Gretzky told of the time Tatum was going through the house and banged his head on a table. Johnson was famously dismissed by one high handed critic as being so dim that light bends around him.

Johnson's confidence began to surge after winning the Open, his first major victory.

style="text-align: center;" Johnson claimed victory by an overwhelming five shots
Johnson claimed victory by an overwhelming five shots

And he rubbed his head and kept right on going.

The US Open champion posted a 10-under 132 halfway total in the event formerly known as the Los Angeles Open, one stroke better than fellow Americans Pat Perez (66) and Cameron Tringale (64).

Since the Official World Golf Ranking was introduced in 1986, 20 players have reached the No. 1 ranking in the world.

World No. 3 Johnson will jump to top spot if he wins Sunday, as long as current No. 1 Jason Day finishes lower than third.

Even with five wins in 11 starts, Hideki Matsuyama has not been able to get to the top of the sport and Faldo's pompous trash talk undermines the fact that for 95% of every broadcast, he's in a league of his own.

The 72-hole record of 20 under was well within his sights after he gained shots on the first, second and sixth in his final round, but a first bogey in 50 holes dropped him back to 19 under at the turn. The PGA Tour, which initially said it did not comment on speculation, subsequently released a statement saying he had taken a voluntary leave of absence and had not been suspended.

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