Spieth began the revolving door when he took over the No. 1 ranking at the PGA Championship and held it for two weeks. Rory McIlroy, despite not playing, retook the top spot after The Barclays followed by Spieth (after the Deutsche Bank Championship), McIlroy and last week Jason Day made his first appearance at world No. 1 after his victory at the BMW Championship.
“It’s kind of a neat thing,” Day said on Sunday at East Lake where he completed his season tied for 10th place in the Tour Championship. “Usually when someone had it, they held it for a long time. But right now, there’s just so much chop and change between the three of us that it’s kind of like, wow, you’re the No. 1 player in the world.”
None of the top three players are scheduled to play next week and McIlroy has the busiest schedule in the near future with the upcoming Race to Dubai finals on the European Tour.