LEMONT, ILLINOIS | Dustin Johnson finally enjoyed a summer Sunday, while Tiger Woods will
be getting the next couple of Sundays off.
Johnson had been golf’s heartbreak kid, failing to convert in final-group pairings in the U.S.
Open, PGA Championship and The Barclays
Championship. But he got the job done Sunday
with a one-shot victory over Paul Casey at the
BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. He shot 69 to finish at 9-under 275.
“Especially after all the things I’ve gone
through this summer, to finally get it done on
Sunday, it can’t feel any better,” said Johnson,
who moves to second on the FedEx Cup points
list behind Matt Kuchar.
Johnson made a clutch birdie on the par- 4
17th to take the lead. Then, unlike his bunker
follies at the PGA Championship, Johnson
found the fairway with his drive on 18 and had
little trouble making his clinching par.
“I know I’ve had some failures, but I don’t
know if I’d call them failures,” Johnson said.
“I’ve had a few mishaps. But today, to come
back and get it done, I’m very proud of myself. I
think I’ve handled everything very well.”
Johnson did get an assist from Casey. Casey
had a three-shot lead, moving to 11-under with
a birdie on the par- 3 12th. But he imploded,
making three straight bogeys to open the door
The BMW did get a coveted Woods-Phil Mickelson pairing in the final round. However, it was of
little consequence as both players were nowhere
near the lead. Mickelson did get the better of his
rival, shooting a 67 to finish in a tie for eighth.
Woods, meanwhile, rallied for a 70 to finish in
a tie for 15th. But Woods, 42d on the FedEx Cup
points list, wasn’t even close to earning him a trip
to The Tour Championship in Atlanta. Instead, he
will begin early preparations for the Ryder Cup.
“Obviously, I would rather be (at The Tour
Championship),” Woods said. “I’ve played
better than I have all year. But it is what it is. I
didn’t qualify. It gives me two weeks to practice
and prepare.” RESULTS
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