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Justin Thomas replaces Dustin Johnson as world number one

Justin Thomas replaces Dustin Johnson at the top of the World Golf Rankings after finishing in 11th place at the Players Championship.

Justin Thomas has become the new world number one, ending Dustin Johnson's 64-week streak at the top of the World Golf Rankings.

Johnson needed to finish in the top 10 at the Players Championship, but the American could only claim a share of 17th place as his stay at the top of the sport came to an end.

Thomas, meanwhile, finished the event in a tie for 11th and has now established a 0.25 lead at a time when his compatriot has a significant tally of ranking points to defend in the coming weeks.

England's Tommy Fleetwood is now ranked at 10th spot courtesy of finishing in seventh position, while Webb Simpson - who won the tournament at Sawgrass - has moved into the world's top 20.

Tiger Woods finished in a share of 11th at the 'fifth Major' and it has resulted in progress into 80th position in the standings.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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