Since taking the FedEx Cup for the third time on August 28, McIlroy has attended three events on the DP World Tour and finished lowest in T4.
Scheffler, meanwhile, made his first appearance this week since losing the FedEx Cup to McIlroy in last season’s Tour Championship. In that event, Scheffler led by 6 strokes after three laps but eventually finished second.
This is also his final position in the competition for the throne of the arena.
This week’s PGA Tour CJ Cup is an opportunity for Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy to return to the top of the World Professional Golf Table (OWGR).
The 2022 CJ Cup takes place at the Par71 Congaree course in South Carolina from October 20 to October 23.
The four-round tournament did not cut and gathered 78 players, but 21 of them were in the OGGR top 30.
Here, McIlroy, who is second to OWGR, has two doors to take scottie Scheffler’s number one spot, according to several international golf analysts.
At the first door, McIlroy needed to win the CJ Cup and Scheffler finished lower than T2.
With the second door, McIlroy singled out the runner-up spot, while Scheffler single-handedly finished 34th.
Scheffler first reached the top of OWGR on March 27 this year by winning the WGC-Dell Match Play and is on a 30-week streak in office.
Meanwhile, McIlroy holds the number one spot eight times, accumulating 106 weeks with the last OWGR lead from February 9 to July 18, 2020.
Soon after, Jon Rahm replaced McIlroy and repeatedly changed places with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson and then stood from 7/18/2021 to 3/26/2022.
In OGGR history, since 1986, Scheffler is second only to Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth in touch speed. Woods had 21, Spieth had 77 and Scheffler had 92.