Dustin Johnson secured his 20th win on the PGA tour on Sunday after finishing top of the table at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
The former world number 1 won the tournament by five shots to Rory McIlroy who finished second. McIlroy did however reduce the winner to a two shot lead after an impressive Sunday session. He hit six birdies on the back nine shooting 67 to finish on -16. Johnson went into a four shot lead on the Saturday night and had to respond on the Sunday.
The American hit five birdies in seven holes to ensure that he wasn’t going to let his lead slip. Johnson is only the fifth player, in the last 50 years, to have 20 PGA tour wins under the age of 35. He is in a group of just four other golfers, two of which are Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson. Not bad company to be in!
The win will see Dustin Johnson go to world number two, with Justin Rose still sitting on the top spot. The round of the weekend went to American Justin Thomas. The world number four hit a very impressive round of 62 which was nine under for the round. Paul Casey’s caddie had a moment to forget over the weekend. They couldn’t understand why the pin placements they had written down were all wrong. It turned out his caddie had taken the positions from the Puerto Rico Open which was also on that week.
McIlroy and Johnson have both said since the tournament that they have feel positive about how they are playing and are confident going into other events. This is good for them both considering the Master isn’t far away. That tournament starts on April 11th.
Betfair have McIlroy down as the early favourite at 9/1, Dustin Johnson second at 10/1 and the current world number one at 12/1. All three men will be looking to win their first ever Masters.