Dustin Johnson vs Brooks Koepka: The fight for world No.1

With the U.S Open starting today, we take a look at the battle for the world No.1 spot between Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, plus the multiple scenarios for DJ to reclaim his place as the best in the world.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019
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The 2019 U.S Open starts today at Pebble Beach, where Brooks Koepka will look to defend his title and win the U.S Open for a third successive year, something that hasn't been accomplished since Willie Anderson in 1905. Koepka is currently world No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but has Dustin Johnson close behind him at No.2, so what are the scenarios this week for DJ to reclaim the No.1 spot?

Dustin Johnson is currently the second best player in the world, according to the OWGR, but is hot on the heels of Brooks Koepka. DJ has spent a combined total of 91 weeks as world No.1, the fifth highest of all time, behind Rory McIlroy (95), Sir Nick Faldo (97), Greg Norman (331), and of course, Tiger Woods (683).

Both Johnson and Koepka are two of the big favourites to win the U.S Open, so let's take a look at what scenarios can take place in order for Johnson to reclaim the number one spot as the best in the world.

Scenarios for DJ to return to No.1

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- Johnson wins, back to No.1

- Solo 2nd provided Koepka doesn't win

- Solo 3rd and Koepka finishes worse than two-way T4

- Solo 4th and Koepka finishes worse than three-way T7

- Solo 5th and Koepka finishes worse than solo 13th

- Solo 6th and Koepka finishes worse than two-way T19

- Solo 7th and Koepka finishes worse than two-way T25

- Solo 8th and Koepka finishes worse than solo 40th

- Solo 9th and Koepka finishes worse than solo 49th

- Solo 10th and Koepka finishes worse than two-way T58

- Solo 11th and Koepka misses the cut

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