What an amazing Sunday for Dustin Johnson. He was on his way to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic and relaim the World No.1 ranking but also holed out for eagle on the 18th from 170 yards to claim a 6 stroke victory.
"By the reaction from the crowd, I thought it might have gone in, but I couldn't see it so it was kind of tough," said Johnson "What a cool way to end."
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Johnson started the day at 15 under tied with Andrew Putnam but went about his day creating a solid round of golf. There was nothing spectacular
about it but kept himself out of trouble and holed putts when he needed.
Holding onto a 2 shot lead on the 12th hole, Johnson looked like he was about to let Putnam back in when his putt from 54 feet came up 15 feet short. Instead of dropping a shot, Johnson rolled in the 15 footer retaining the 2 shot lead.
"That was a big putt," Johnson said. "That kind of gave me the boost I needed to finish out the round. Sometimes those par putts are just as big if not bigger than the birdie putts. Kind of gave me the extra boost I needed to finish the round."
"I felt like I struggled quite a bit with the putter the last three or four events," Johnson said. "To come here and to play the way I did, I felt like I putted better this week."
"Winning this week I think is a bigger confidence booster than being No. 1 in the world," Johnson said.
"Playing the way I did all week, knowing everything that was on the line gives me a lot of confidence. I think it was a big win, it was a big statement."