Dustin Johnson wins the Canadian Open

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30Jul2018

By : BGA Proshop

Dustin Johnson crossed the boarder into Canada last week to win his third US PGA Tour event at the Canadian Open by three shots.

He surpassed Tiger Woods as the PGA Tour's most prolic winner of the past 10 years. This was Johnson's 19th career victory and 2008 was the last time Woods has won a major.

"To even be mentioned in the same sentence as Tiger means a lot," he said.

Johnson mentioned after the round how watching Woods dominate the sports has inspired him to create his own mark on the game.

"The way (Woods) played for that stretch was just incredible," Johnson said of Woods's 79 PGA Tour titles.

"What he has done for the game and the things he has done within the game, no one is really ever going to get to that level.

"It motivated me and I've definitely improved my game in the last few years."

Starting Sunday tied for the lead with Korean's Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim , Johnson fired a closing round of six under 66 to win the tournament by three shots.

The win comes off the back of a missed cut in the British Open last week. “Even after the missed cut last week, I felt like I was hitting it fine,” Johnson said. “I just did not score very well at Carnoustie at all. I didn’t putt good. I just scored really badly. But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be under par after two days, and I was 5 over or something. It was just bad scoring.”

“I needed to work on the putter though, which I did,” Johnson said. “Started rolling the putter a lot better here this week. Really, really hit the ball well all four days.”

Johnson is engaged to Paulina, the daughter of Candian ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and has great support in Canada. He thank the fans after the round.

“Signing with RBC this year and coming up here and winning, especially on a golf course where I’ve had success, it means a lot,” Johnson said. “Obviously, having a lot of ties to Canada with Paulina, her dad, Wayne, who, thanks to him, I get a lot of fans out here. It makes it a lot more fun playing out here in front of a big crowd. I had a lot of support this week, and it was a lot of fun."

 
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