WHO SHOULD REALLY BE NUMBER 1: SPIETH OR MCILROY?

Randy Rory is back on top of the world rankings, making this the fourth successive week that he and Jordan Spieth have traded places.

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The margin between the two is a potato chip thin 0.023 average points, the narrowest gap between the world’s top two players since the official rankings were launched in 1986 (collective “oooooo”).

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The back-and-forth between McIlroy and Spieth shows no sign of slowing down with a further change possible after this week’s BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Illinois. The only previous time when there were changes at the top of the rankings for four successive weeks was in June 1997 when Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and then Norman again traded places.

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