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



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."