Dustin Johnson reclaimed the top spot in the world ranking Sunday with a six-shot victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Johnson, tied for the lead to start the final round, shot a 4-under 66 to finish the tournament at 19 under. It was his second win of the season and first since the Tournament of Champions.
In pure Johnson fashion, he finished the tournament off in style by holing out for eagle on the final hole.
The exclamation point on the [email protected] wins the @fesjcmemphis with a walk-off eagle on 18.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/HKkthusswe
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 10, 2018
It’s been just two years since Johnson claimed his first major title at the 2016 U.S. Open, and he enters next week’s version at Shinnecock Hills in great form.
After a slow start Sunday, Johnson made two birdies on the back nine to cruise to victory. He’s now won nine PGA Tour events since June 2016.
Andrew Putnam started the day tied for the lead with Johnson — five shots ahead of the field — but a double-bogey on his opening hole and a bogey on No. 5 put him in a hole. Putnam added a birdie on the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to catch Johnson. He settled for second at 13 under.
J.B. Holmes finished third at 9 under after firing a final-round 3-under 67 to complete his week with four straight rounds in the 60s.
Phil Mickelson cruised up the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 to finish t-12 at 6 under. He will be in search of the career grand slam next week in New York.
Reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka fell into a tie for 30th at 3 under after a disappointing 3-over 73 in Round 4. After an opening-round 4-under 66 he played the next three rounds in 1-over par.