Johnson wins Travelers Championship for 21st PGA Tour victory

Dustin Johnson's Travelers victory puts him in elite golf company

Dustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship –

Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. on June 28, 2020.

Dustin Johnson claimed his 21st PGA Tour victory with a one-stroke win at the Travelers Championship on Sunday.

But the 2014 champion was unable to bogey the last as he settled for a 67 and the clubhouse lead on 18 under, leaving Johnson needing just a par to win for the first time since the WGC-Mexico Championship in February past year. "It's been a long time, but to win here is nice and now I'm looking forward to the next one".

The American has at least one win in 13 consecutive seasons, with his 21st PGA Tour victory also his first since February previous year.

"Obviously, it's great to have that streak and keep it going", said Johnson, who had knee surgery late previous year and won for the first time since the WGC-Mexico Championship some 16 months ago.

He was two strokes behind Johnson on the 17th fairway when the weather horn blew for an hour-long storm delay.

The back-to-back birdies put the product of Dundas, Ont., into a tie for third with American Will Gordon at 17 under on Sunday, and two shots back of eventual victor Dustin Johnson.

His ball buried deep in the bank of a bunker, Todd shanked his pitch and then came up short with an ambitious flop-shot before a putt up the slope also lacked the pace to reach the putting surface. He made par, only to bogey on the next hole, after rain forced a brief delay at the fanless tournament.

"I putted it pretty properly this week".

After a bogey on the seventh saw him relinquish a share of the lead, Johnson bounced back with a curling 27-foot birdie putt on the eighth to get back to 18 under.

Johnson, formerly the No. 1 player in the world who started this week at No. 6, held a three-stroke lead after making five birdies in seven holes through No. 10. Playing this week on a sponsor's exemption, Gordon, the 2019 SEC Player of the Year out of Vanderbilt, carded rounds of 66-62-71-64 to open up his playing options for the rest of the summer, as he is now allowed to accept an unlimited number of exemptions through the remainder of the season. Todd shot a 75 to tie for 11th at 13 under.

Johnson was tied for 79th after the opening round on Thursday, the lowest first-round position by a victor in the tournament's history. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy tied for 11th at 13 under after a 67.

This was the third straight PGA Tour event played without fans because of social distancing guidelines after a three-month shutdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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