Dustin Johnson claimed the FedEx Cup Crown after a three-stroke victory at the Tour Championship on Labor Day Monday. Johnson finished at 21-under, three strokes clear of Justin Thomas (66) and Xander Schauffele (66).
Dustin Johnson hit his stride at just the right time and it paid off in a big way. Johnson finally won the FedEx Cup on Monday by holding his nerve, hitting just enough fairways and making a few key putts when his lead began to shrink.
He tapped in for birdie on the last hole for a 2-under 68, giving him a three-shot victory over Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele in the 2020 Tour Championship.
World number one Johnson was in incredible form to end the season, finishing as runner-up at the US PGA Championship and BMW Championship, either side of his huge win at the Northern Trust.
He carried that run into Atlanta, where he posted three rounds in the 60’s, including a solid Monday that featured four birdies and two bogeys.
Johnson won the $15 million prize, the biggest in golf. Equally important was getting his named etched on that silver FedEx Cup trophy alongside some of the best from his generation, starting with Tiger Woods and most recently Rory McIlroy.
His FedEx Cup crown adds to his 2016 U.S. Open title, while the Tour Championship win marked his 23rd success on the PGA Tour.
After a promising start, Rory McIlroy – who became a father last week – finished in a tie for eighth. The defending champion opened with a 64 but rounds of 71 and 70 saw him fall out of contention before he closed with a 67.
Yahoo / Shoco Flash Point Sports News 2020.