Golf: Johnson on top at Firestone


Golf: Johnson on top at Firestone
Dustin Johnson after winning the World Golf Championships.

Published: Mon 4 Jul 2016, 3:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 5 Jul 2016, 12:39 AM

Dustin Johnson sailed off to the Bahamas for a private celebration of winning his first major championship at the US Open.
He came roaring back at the Bridgestone Invitational.
In the toughest conditions at Firestone in nearly a decade, Johnson made it look easy Sunday when he closed with a 4-under 66 and rallied from a three-shot deficit against the world's No. 1 player to win another World Golf Championship.
He needed some help from Jason Day, who collapsed on the back nine. Johnson did his part, making a tough par save on the 15th hole when he got in range and pouring in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole that made a bogey at the end meaningless. Two starts, two victories, and now No. 2 in the world. "It's the first time I've won two tournaments in a row. I mean, that's big," Johnson said after his one-shot victory over Scott Piercy.
"I'm excited and looking forward to going over to the British with the golf game in good form." He looks like the player to beat at Royal Troon with a frightening combination of driving, wedges and - finally - getting some putts to fall.


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