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DJ Wins the Tour Championship, Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail

 

Dustin Johnson celebrates after capturing the Fedex Cup Championship



Atlanta, Ga - Dustin Johnson capped off a PGA Tour season like no

other in history - due to the Covid-19 pandemic. DJ had an impressive

run after shooting a pair of 80's at the Memorial and then a WD the

following week (citing back issues). He followed those disappointments

by winning the Travelers, 2nd at the PGA at Harding Park, an epic win

at TPC Boston to start the Fedex Cup Playoffs (with a 30 under par total),

lost to Rahm in a playoff at Olympia Fields (on a U.S Open set up), and

went on to take care of business at East Lake to capture his first Fedex

Cup Crown and the $15 million first prize.

 

 

When the PGA Tour halted play after round 1 of the Players in March,

it was unknown if the season would resume at all. But Commissioner

Jay Monahan rallied sponsors, players and tournament organizers to

restart at Colonial in June, and things have gone relatively smooth

since.

 

DJ's five stroke lead to start the final round had dwindled to two a

couple of times while Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas tried to

reel him in. Johnson's 2 under par 68 was enough to win by 3 over

both Schauffele and Thomas, who both shot 66. The world no.1 began

the Tour Championship at 10 under par (two strokes ahead of Jon

Rahm and three in front of Justin Thomas) under the tour's staggered

scoring format (based on Fedex Cup points), finishing at 21 under

par after making birdie on the 72nd hole.


"I'm pleased to be the Fedex Cup Champion," said Johnson. "It's a

very tough trophy to win and I've been close a few times, so it was

nice to get it done today."


 


Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

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Rahm Rallies, Beats DJ in Dramatic Playoff at BMW PDF Print E-mail

 

Jon Rahm celebrates after his dramatic win at Olympia Fields


 


Chicago - Jon Rahm incurred a penalty on Saturday for forgetting to

mark his ball on the 5th green, it was his only bogey over the weekend

at Olympia Fields, and thanks to a 65 foot bomb on the first hole of

the sudden death playoff with Dustin Johnson - that one stroke penalty

didn't come back to haunt him.


The putt came moments after Johnson drained a 45 footer of his own

on the 72nd hole to shoot 67 and tie Rahm at 4 under par to force the playoff.

It was a dramatic ending to an event that resembled a U.S Open more

than the BMW Championship - a Fedex Cup Playoff event.

 

Rahm's final round 64 was the latest stellar Sunday to eclipse the World

no.1. (Johnson also finished solo second a few weeks back at the PGA

Championship at Harding Park after Collin Morikowa also fired a blistering

final round 64), but in typical DJ fashion he brushed off another tough defeat,

"I played an unbelievable putt, got in the playoff and then Jon made an even

more ridiculous putt on top of me."

 

Johnson's final round 67 did ensure that he'd remain atop the OWGR and the

Fedex Cup standings heading into East Lake for the Tour Championship.


Only five players finished under par at the BMW Championship - Joaquin

Niemann and Hideki Matsuyama tied for third at -2, while Tony Finau

closed with a 65 to finish three shots back at 1 under par.

 

 

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
DJ Routs Field at TPC Boston, Regains World No.1 PDF Print E-mail

 

Dustin Johnson celebrates after his 11 shot win at TPC Boston


 


Norton, Massachusetts - Dustin Johnson fired rounds of 67-60-64-63

routing a stellar playoff field by 11 shots at TPC Boston to capture the

Northern Trust.

 

Entering Sunday with a 5 stoke lead, Johnson stretched his lead early

with an eagle on the par 5 - 2nd hole en route to front nine 30 on his

way to PGA Tour career victory no.22. DJ's two-putt from off the green

on the 72nd hole capped off a tournament record 30 under par total.

 

"I hit it just as good on Thursday, but just didn't make the putts," said

Johnson. "My ball-striking was unbelievable."

 

With the win, DJ moved to the top of the Fedex Cup standings heading

into playoff #2 in Chicago and to No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

 

Harris English finished solo 2nd at 19 under par after a final round 69.


 

DJ Stats at TPC Boston:
Driving: 320.0 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 38/56, 67.86% (29th)
Greens: 65/72, 90.28% (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.600 (1st)
Scores: 5 Eagles, 23 Birdies, 41 Pars, 3 Bogeys

Strokes Gained:
SG: Off the Tee: 3.816 (2nd)
SG: Approach to Green: 12.122 (1st)
SG: Around the Green: 2.198 (13th)
SG: Putting: 5.392 (9th)
SG: Tee to Green: 18.138 (1st)
SG: Total: 23.528 (1st)

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

 

 

 
Strafaci Outlast Osborne at Bandon Dunes - Wins U.S Amateur PDF Print E-mail


Tyler Strafaci celebrates after winning the U.S Amateur at Bandon Dunes

 

 

Bandon, Oregon - In the finest U.S Amateur contested in recent memory,

and 85 years after Frank Strafaci Sr. won the 1935 U.S. Amateur Public

Links, his grandson, Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Fla., captured the 120th

U.S. Amateur Championship in dramatic fashion at Bandon Dunes

Golf Resort. The fifth-year Georgia Tech senior rallied from an early

5-down deficit to defeat the SMU power hitter - junior Charles “Ollie”

Osborne of Reno, Nev., 1 up, in the 36-hole championship final.


It was Strafaci’s fourth consecutive match to be decided on the final

hole. This time, he laced a 4-iron from 245 yards to 25 feet to set up

a two-putt birdie, the 25th of the match between the two finalists.

When Osborne, who pushed his 5-iron second from 212 yards to the

right of the green, failed to convert his birdie from 18 feet, the match

was over.


An emotional Strafaci embraced his father/caddie, Frank Jr., his mother,

Jill, and his older brother, Trent. He also was congratulated by 2021 USA

Walker Cup captain Nathaniel Crosby, himself the 1981 U.S. Amateur

champion, for earning a place on the team that will face Great Britain

and Ireland May 8-9 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., just a

short drive from Strafaci’s home. There were tears of joy and several

primal screams of excitement, knowing he had fulfilled a lifelong dream

of winning America’s oldest amateur competition and play in a Walker

Cup, something his decorated grandfather never achieved.


“That's why I always wanted to be the first Strafaci to make a Walker

Cup,” said Tyler. “It's been a rough couple of years because I've been

pretty close to it, and now that I'm on that team, I feel like I've made

[my grandfather] proud, and I feel like it's just unbelievable. I mean,

it's something I've dreamt about and something that my father has told

me about, stories about my grandfather. So it's awesome.”


Match Score:Tyler Strafaci, Davie, Fla. def. Charles Osborne, Reno, Nev. 1 up

 

Source:USGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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