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FedEx St. Jude Classic Recap: Johnson Back to No. 1

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.

The U.S. Open just got a whole lot more interesting.

Itís hard to ratchet up the excitement for a major tournament more than the usual anticipation, but when one of the best golfers in the sport finds his A game the week before, thatíll do it.

Dustin Johnson reclaimed the No. 1 ranking on the eve of the 118th U.S. Open by running away to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic by six strokes on Sunday, punctuated by a walk-off hole-out eagle.

Johnson thus takes back the top position in the OWGR that he held for more than a year until being overtaken by Justin Thomas after the The Players Championship last month.

And his timing could not have been better.

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