World quantity three Dustin Johnson’s five-shot victory in Naucalpan, Mexico, means he’s now received his 20th title on the PGA tour.
Johnson was challenged by former world champion Rory McIlroy when his lead was diminished to 2 with the Northern Irishman who sunk six birdies on the again 9 and shot a four-under 67 together with his remaining place being 16 underneath.
United States’ Johnson then responded with 5 birdies in seven holes for an general of 66.
Nice win at @WGCMexico!
The brand new #TP5x ball carried out superior this week. #TeamTaylorMade. pic.twitter.com/vUk6ewRF6B
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) February 24, 2019
British duo Ian Poulter and Paul Casey got here in tied in third ending 11 underneath along with Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand.
Tiger Woods, who’s making his approach again to the highest, had a 69 within the remaining spherical with three birdies and completed in a joint 10th place on eight underneath.
Along with his triumph in Mexico, Johnson has develop into solely the fifth participant within the final half a century to have the ability to obtain the 20 PGA title milestone earlier than turning 35. Solely Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson have been capable of obtain one thing like that.
“It clicked. I hit it rather well this week,” the American mentioned. “It means loads, to get 20 wins out right here could be very troublesome. To do it earlier than I flip 35 is fairly unimaginable.
Till subsequent time …. pic.twitter.com/jZmXb5gYyu
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 25, 2019
“This can be a massive win for me. It offers me quite a lot of confidence for the remainder of the yr. I really feel like the sport is in good type proper now.”
This was additionally Johnson’s sixth World Golf Championship title all through his 12-year lengthy skilled golf profession.
Final yr’s champion Phil Mickelson opened with a 79 after which went on to get a 12-foot birdie putt at his remaining gap, for a stage par remaining whole.
Justin Thomas bought the spherical of the day with a nine-under 62 to complete 9 underneath general.