Dustin Johnson smashes the field at The Northern Trust

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24Aug2020

By : BGA Proshop

Dustin Johnson runs away with the Northern Trust Tournament winning by 11 shots.

Johnson would be arguably one of the toughest guys on the PGA Tour to be beaten or catch when his game is on. He started his first nine of the tournament 1 over. For the rest of the tournament he was 35 under the card. His remarkable tournament started in round two where he was 9 under on the first nine with 2 eagles, 5 birdies and 2 pars. He shot a 60 in round 2 and back that up with a 64 on Saturday and 63 on Sunday to stomp home for victory.

His power and ball-striking was on this week and don’t forget about his putting. Johnson made 5 eagles and 22 birdies as he blew the field away.

“My ball-striking was unbelievable,” said Johnson, who at the end of 72 holes was ranked No. 1 in proximity to the flagstick with approaches, an impressive 28 feet.

Here is a list of things D.J. accomplished this week at TPC Boston.
  • Led the field in strokes gained on approach shots and from tee to green
  • Made only three bogeys all week
  • Gained 23.5 strokes, most by anyone since the 2016 Open
  • Became the first player since 2006 to win by 11 or more
  • Tied Jordan Spieth for the second-best score-to-par number of 30 under since 1950
  • Shot 18 under on the front nine on the course (only one other player was better overall for the week)
  • Became the second golfer to win five FedEx Cup Playoffs events (Rory McIlroy)
  • Became the 30th golfer to win 22 or more times on the PGA Tour
He now heads to Olympia Field as the number one player in the world (again) and is the leader in FedEx Cup standings, one of the only few feats in golf he is yet to accomplish and that is to win the FedEX Cup and a cool $15 million dollars.   
 

 
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