According to the scenarios presented by Twitter user @VC606, who, per his bio is an “OWGR guru,” there are four players who could overtake Johnson this week.
The scenarios are as follows:
- Justin Rose needs a win to have a chance at moving up from fifth to first.
- Jon Rahm needs a win or a solo second-place finish to move up from third.
- Jordan Spieth needs a solo second or a win to move up from fourth.
- Justin Thomas has a chance to move to the number one spot even with a missed cut.
For Johnson to hold onto that number one ranking, he needs to finish in a two-way tie for 11th or better. The problem for D.J. is that he has never finished higher than T12 at the Players and that came last season.
|Dustin Johnson Players Championship Results|
Johnson has been the number one ranked player since the 2017 Genesis Open.