Dustin Johnson solidifies No. 1 spot in point standings with Masters victory
In a year when the unexpected has become the norm, the winner of the final major on the men’s schedule was a sure thing. Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, cruised to a five-stroke victory to win the Masters Tournament at a championship record 20-under par. His victory is just the latest in what has been an impressive streak for the two-time major champion who hasn’t finished outside the top 6 on the PGA Tour since August.
Johnson already sat atop the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings heading into the Masters Tournament, but further solidified his spot atop the rankings with his win on Sunday. He is a four-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2018.
With the increased number of points up for grabs in Augusta, Kevin Na was able to make the biggest move of the week, boosting him eight spots to No. 28 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings. During the qualifying period, Na has three additional top 10s as well as a victory at the 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
The top 6, who will automatically qualify for the U.S. Team, remain unchanged following the Masters Tournament. The winner of the Masters Tournament, and each of the majors in 2021, receives two points for every $1000 earned. All other players who make the cut will earn 1.5 points per $1000. Click here for the current standings.