Thomas stayed up late refreshing browser to see his name as world number one

Justin Thomas was pumped to become world number one - but now "it's over with"

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Thu, 31 May 2018

Thomas stayed up late refreshing browser to see his name as world number one

Justin Thomas admitted he stayed up late refreshing his browser to see his name for the first time as world number one, and then took a screenshot - “why wouldn’t you?”.

The 25-year-old achieved the feat following a T11 finish a the Players Championship, usurping Dustin Johnson following a 64-week stint at the top of the table.

"I think I was in the middle of flying home when D.J. finished (the Players), and I had been told (I was number one),”he said.

“And it was like, OK, I'm almost home, but when I wake up tomorrow (and see it)...I ended up staying up late enough to where I waited to refresh it and saw it and it was pretty cool. Seeing every other golfer in the world behind my name is, was a pretty fun thing.

"I enjoyed it for a couple days when I had the two weeks off," Thomas said of his new ranking. "But after that it was over with. It's not … I wasn't really thinking about it."