Johnson ravages Riviera, lands on top of the world

djWhen Dustin Johnson left Coastal Carolina and his adopted hometown of Myrtle Beach a decade ago to embark on his pro career, he never dreamed of being the No. 1 golfer in the world. Mission accomplished anyway.

Johnson cake-walked his way to a win in the Genesis Open at Riviera (CA) on Sunday, dominating the field for a 17-under 267. But his five-shot victory was far from the big prize of the day.

The win vaulted him into the top spot in the World Golf Rankings for the first time in his 10th season on the PGA Tour. Johnson leapfrogged Jason Day to take the No. 1 ranking.

Johnson also became only the third player in history to win at least one tournament in their first 10 years on the tour, and he is in good company. Jack Nicklaus has the longest streak at 17, and Tiger Woods won for 14 years in a row.

Photo courtesy of PGA Tour

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