Dustin Johnson wins his 6th career WGC Championship

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25Feb2019

By : BGA Proshop

Dustin Johnson dominates the WGC Mexico Championship in style as he cruised to victory. Johnson was never in doubt as Rory McIlroy got within 2 after the 3rd hole. This was Johnson’s first bogey of the week, let me just repeat that, he made his first bogey on Sunday on the 3rd hole and did not let the field get close again and blew them out of the water.

He birdied 10,11,14, 15 and 16 on the back nine and in the end he won the tournament by 5 strokes, putting on a driving and striking display.

This was Johnson’s 20th PGA Tour title and his sixth career WGC victory, he is second to only Tiger Woods’s 18.

"I struggled the last couple weeks," Johnson told reporters. "I got here on Monday and talked to [coach Butch Harmon] ... worked on it and it clicked this week. I hit it really well this week."

"To get 20 wins out here is very difficult," he added later on. "To do it before I turn 35 is pretty incredible. It means a lot. This is a big win for me and gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the year."



As Johnson was running away with the victory, Justin Thomas, after his disappointing finish last week, was setting an equalling course record 62 with 10 birdies, seven pars and a bogey.

He was in fine form this week as in his opening round with Johnson, Thomas managed to drive a 415 yard par 4.



Another player to keep an eye on this year is Tiger Woods. Unfortunately and we have heard this before but his putter let him down. He three-putted four times, though, and tossed in another four-putt to finish outside the top 60 in putting in both weekend rounds (there were only 72 players in the event!).

The reason why I said we need to keep an eye on him is that I believe he is back and with a shot like this on Friday this is vintage Woods.


 
 
 
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