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Golf – PGA Tour – Travelers Championship: Dustin Johnson wins a tough

Irresistible this weekend (61-67), Dustin Johnson won at Cromwell, one point ahead of Kevin Streelman. It is the American’s 21st victory on the PGA Tour since 2008. He had not won since February 24, 2019, during the WGC-Mexico. But the wait ended Sunday for Dustin Johnson. In Cromwell, Connecticut, the American won his 21st title on the PGA Tour, a unique performance on the American circuit in the past twelve seasons. Starting two laps behind (he was even 79th after the 1st round), the 6th world player took advantage of the small form of the leader Brendon Todd (75, no birdie on Sunday) to break off and win solo. Hot of the putter, DJ spent the go in -3, then knew how to keep his nerves dry during the interruption of play for thunderstorm.

With two strokes ahead and three holes to play after the resumption siren, the winner of the 2016 US Open admittedly conceded a bogey at 16 (iron 7 in the bunker, exit too long and 2 putts). But Johnson will be able to line up two pars to sign a final 67, from a monstrous last drive to 18 (320 meters, full fairway). His total of -19 will allow him to win suddenly in front of Kevin Streelman (67), while going back to 4th place in the world. 13 Dustin Johnson has now had at least one win per season in 13 years. A series started in 2008 at the Turning Stone Championship. In the rest of the top 10, we will salute the final sprint of Mackenzie Hughes, which from two strings of 15 meters at 17 and then at 18 snatched 3rd place with Will Gordon (-17). Note also the new great performance of Bryson DeChambeau. No victory for the American but a 6th consecutive top 10 with this 6th place (-15). Two strokes further, we find in 11th place the world number 1 Rory McIlroy, whose beautiful comeback on Sunday ended on the 17th of a double bogey (67). The North Irishman rubs shoulders with Viktor Hovland in 11th place. The new European nugget ends its week with a 68 and is expected to become the first Norwegian in history to be a member of the world’s top 50. According to forecasts, he will go from 53rd to 45th place in the World Golf Ranking, at only 22 years old.