Dustin Johnson Completely Dominates At TPC dangolka, Finishes 30-Underneath At The Northern Belief

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By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka

dangolka (CBS) — TPC dangolka is a troublesome golf course. A really troublesome, very lengthy golf course.

You’d by no means know that should you spent the week watching Dustin Johnson obliterate the course like no one else ever had earlier than.

Johnson capped off a victory late Sunday afternoon — after the second climate delay in as many days — with a remaining rating of 30-under par. That rating in and of itself says all that must be stated concerning the weekend that Johnson had, however maybe one of the best image of Johnson’s efficiency got here from his end to his second spherical on Friday.

It was on the 18th gap of that second spherical when Johnson had an excellent probability to complete Friday with a sub-60 rating. Contemplating Scottie Scheffler had turned in a course-record 59 earlier within the day, a repeat of the historic efficiency was virtually anticipated of Johnson, who had began his spherical by going 7-under by way of the primary 5 holes. He was 11-under by way of 11 holes and was on tempo to card a rating no one’s ever actually seen earlier than. Alas, he “solely” managed to par the ultimate seven holes, ending with a “disappointing” 60, 11-under on the par-71 course.

A day later, on that 18th inexperienced, he sunk a 40-foot eagle putt, ending his third spherical at 7-under.

And coincidentally, two days after taking pictures 11-under, Johnson held up the trophy on that very same 18th inexperienced, 11 photographs up on his closest competitor.

Eleven photographs up on his closest competitor.

Johnson entered Sunday with a five-shot lead over Scheffler and Harris English, with Louis Ooshuizen subsequent in line, seven photographs again of the lead. Technically talking, there may have been drama on Sunday if Johnson had began with a bogey or two in his first few holes.

As a substitute, Johnson got here out on Sunday afternoon and eagled the second. Then he birdied 4 and 5. And 7 and eight. And earlier than he even made the flip, the event was over.

Regardless of having the event nicely in hand, Johnson managed to complete with a flourish, rolling in for birdie on 18 to complete the great spherical variety of 30-under par.

For some perspective on that rating to par, think about that within the 16 earlier tournaments held on the similar course, one of the best rating to win previous to this weekend was 22-under par. That rating had been carded 3 times earlier than: Henrik Stenson in 2013, Charley Hoffman in 2010, and Vijay Singh in 2008. Again in 2003, the primary yr of the course internet hosting a PGA occasion, a rating of 10-under was sufficient to win. Probably the most distance any champion had completed over the remainder of the sphere was 5 photographs, completed by Hoffman and Singh. The event had been determined by three photographs or fewer in 13 of 16 years.

The course was difficult, and the course proved to be a fantastic equalizer. Till Johnson went forward with one of the best four-day rating by eight strokes, and the biggest margin of victory by six strokes.

“It’s a massive margin, and I’m undoubtedly actually pleased with that,” Johnson stated of his 11-stroke victory. “I performed actually good. My purpose right this moment was, I knew I used to be taking part in nicely and I knew the blokes had been going to shoot low. However yeah, so I used to be making an attempt to get 30-under. Which, clearly I made a pleasant little putt on the final gap to get to 30.”

Why 30-under? The reply was mainly a diplomatic method of claiming “as a result of I may.”

“I don’t know, I’ve by no means shot 30-under in 4 rounds,” he stated. “So it was simply one thing that I wished to do.”

He wished to, and he did it.

If he had recognized that the file for the bottom rating in a four-round event was 31-under, maybe he may need gone for it. With the best way he was taking part in all week, it’d be laborious to say he wouldn’t have gotten it.

Nonetheless, a 30-under weekend at a FedEx Cup occasion to vault into the No. 1 world rating isn’t the worst comfort prize on the planet.

And whereas TPC dangolka regarded attractive in individual and on TV all week lengthy whereas internet hosting this world-class occasion … that golf course goes to want a day or two to get better from what DJ simply did. It is a troublesome golf course.

Dustin Johnson walks over the bridge to the eighth inexperienced in the course of the remaining spherical of The Northern Belief at TPC dangolka. (Photograph by Rob Carr/Getty Photos)

This week, although, it merely didn’t matter, because the world’s No. 1 golfer put forth the best 4 days of golf of his whole skilled profession. Regardless of a 59 from a competitor, regardless of an in any other case championship-worthy efficiency by English, and regardless of a pair of late-round climate delays over the weekend, a seemingly emotion-free Johnson simply buzzed by way of the sphere and the event to creator probably the most dominant wins we’ll ever see.

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