Justin Rose Returns To World Number One

Despite not playing this week, Justin Rose is once again the number one ranked male golfer in the world.

Justin Rose Returns To World Number One

Despite not playing this week, Justin Rose is once again the number one ranked male golfer in the world.

Justin Rose Returns To World Number One

He may not have played at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, but Englishman Justin Rose has returned to the top of the golfing tree, rounding off a brilliant couple of weeks.

Rose was one of three players who did not play at the tournament in Hawaii which was a collection of winners on the PGA Tour in 2018.

The FedEx Cup champion returns to the world number one spot after his main competitor Brooks Koepka failed to finish in tied-eighth or better, which was what the American needed to remain as the world's best golfer.

Koepka struggled all week ,shooting rounds of 76-70-73-69 to come in 24th at The Plantation Course at Kapalua.

The world number one ranking has been flying between several players in 2018 revealing just how competitive the men's game is at the moment.

In 2018 alone Rose, Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas all passed the honour amongst themselves and given how close each of them are at the top of the rankings it would not be surprising to see Rose supplanted in the not too distant future.

In other world ranking news, tournament winner Xander Schauffele has jumped to 6th, which is his best world ranking yet. He is the fifth American in the top-6 and his move has meant players like Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari have all dropped down one spot.

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As mentioned above, this jump for Rose has added the gloss to a very good few weeks.

It comes just after Rose announced two changes in his equipment and apparel. Previously a TaylorMade and Adidas player Rose shocked many when he signed with Japanese luxury brand Honma who are providing ten of his clubs.

Additionally, he also signed with apparel brand Bonobos Golf.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22