Northern Trust R4

Dustin Johnson reclaims World Number 1 spot with stunning victory

August 20-23
TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Dustin Johnson had to wait until near darkness but stormed to a stunning 11-shot win and the world number one ranking at the Northern Trust tournament in Boston on Sunday.


The American took a five-stroke lead into the final day and that quickly grew larger. He sank an eight-foot putt for an eagle three at the second, before four more birdies between the fourth and eighth holes gave him a stranglehold on the title amid a flawless front nine of 30.

With another birdie at the 12th alongside six pars the 36-year-old’s victory was signed and sealed, but there was late drama to come when a severe storm forced play to be halted with Johnson two holes from finishing.



After play finally resumed in the fading light, Johnson added yet another birdie on the par-5 18th to end with a superb eight-under 63 for a four-round mark of 30-under 254.

This left him tantalisingly close to two PGA Tour scoring records – the 31-under scored by Ernie Els at Kapalua in 2003, and the 253 carded by Justin Thomas in the 2017 Sony Open.


But it did take him back to the top of the world rankings, lifting him from fourth to unseat Spain’s Jon Rahm in top spot.

“Obviously the game is very good right now. I played really solid all four days this week,” Johnson told reporters, reflecting on his rounds of 67-60-64-63.

“All week I felt like I was swinging it the same, I was striking it the same. I controlled my golf ball very well.

“I missed quite a few short putts but other than that I did everything pretty well.”



Johnson, only the third player in PGA Tour history to finish 30-under or better, finished 11 strokes ahead of countryman Harris English, who took a two-under 69 to be one stroke clear of third-placed Daniel Berger (67).

Kevin Kisner shot a 66 to take a share of fourth place with Scottie Scheffler (71) in an all-American top five, with Rahm sharing sixth place with another local in Webb Simpson, that pair shooting 65 and 66 respectively.

England’s Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton were the top-placed Britons, amid a four-way tie for 25th spot – a full 19 shots behind Johnson at 11-under.



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Rose carded a four-under 67, peppered with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey on the front nine, and nine straight pars to finish. Hatton lost ground after a 63 on Saturday to shoot a one-over 72 which included five bogeys.

England’s Ian Poulter finished equal-39th after a 69, while countrymen Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey finished tied for 44th and 49th respectively.

Rory McIlroy improved slightly from his Saturday 74 with a two-under 69 but finished near the tail.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Dustin Johnson
-30
67
60
64
63
254
2
Harris English
-19
64
66
66
69
265
3
Daniel Berger
-18
66
66
67
67
266
T4
Kevin Kisner
-17
65
66
70
66
267
T4
Scottie Scheffler
-17
70
59
67
71
267
T6
Jon Rahm
-16
69
67
67
65
268
T6
Webb Simpson
-16
70
64
68
66
268
T8
Russell Henley
-15
64
67
70
68
269
T8
Alex Noren
-15
69
68
64
68
269
T8
Ryan Palmer
-15
67
67
68
67
269
T11
Brian Harman
-14
67
66
73
64
270
T11
Harry Higgs
-14
67
66
66
71
270
T13
Charley Hoffman
-13
65
68
68
70
271
T13
Mackenzie Hughes
-13
68
68
66
69
271
T13
Jason Kokrak
-13
68
68
70
65
271
T13
Louis Oosthuizen
-13
65
65
68
73
271
T13
Robby Shelton
-13
66
71
71
63
271
T18
Talor Gooch
-12
66
72
65
69
272
T18
Viktor Hovland
-12
68
70
68
66
272
T18
Matt Kuchar
-12
69
69
66
68
272
T18
Danny Lee
-12
66
64
69
73
272
T18
Sebastián Muñoz
-12
65
71
69
67
272
T18
Cameron Smith
-12
69
68
66
69
272
T18
Bubba Watson
-12
65
68
67
72
272
T25
Corey Conners
-11
72
65
69
67
273
T25
Tyrrell Hatton
-11
67
71
63
72
273
T25
Justin Rose
-11
69
70
67
67
273
T25
Xander Schauffele
-11
68
71
67
67
273
T29
Keegan Bradley
-10
68
67
69
70
274
T29
Wyndham Clark
-10
68
71
67
68
274
T29
Cameron Davis
-10
64
65
72
73
274
T29
Tyler Duncan
-10
69
69
69
67
274
T29
Mark Hubbard
-10
67
71
68
68
274
T29
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-10
67
68
69
70
274
T29
Hideki Matsuyama
-10
70
69
65
70
274
T29
Troy Merritt
-10
72
67
70
65
274
T29
Scott Piercy
-10
65
70
70
69
274
T29
Cameron Tringale
-10
67
72
67
68
274
T39
Si Woo Kim
-9
68
64
70
73
275
T39
Kevin Na
-9
71
65
73
66
275
T39
J.T. Poston
-9
71
67
66
71
275
T39
Ian Poulter
-9
66
67
73
69
275
T39
Adam Schenk
-9
70
66
71
68
275
T44
Tommy Fleetwood
-8
66
69
71
70
276
T44
Emiliano Grillo
-8
69
64
73
70
276
T44
Charles Howell III
-8
66
70
68
72
276
T44
Brendan Steele
-8
68
67
69
72
276
T44
Matthew Wolff
-8
65
67
77
67
276
T49
Paul Casey
-7
70
69
67
71
277
T49
Rickie Fowler
-7
67
70
71
69
277
T49
Beau Hossler
-7
73
66
66
72
277
T49
Zach Johnson
-7
69
69
67
72
277
T49
Adam Long
-7
68
67
72
70
277
T49
Denny McCarthy
-7
69
68
69
71
277
T49
Chez Reavie
-7
68
70
67
72
277
T49
Patrick Reed
-7
68
71
68
70
277
T49
Justin Thomas
-7
68
67
71
71
277
T58
Lanto Griffin
-6
68
68
70
72
278
T58
Adam Scott
-6
66
70
75
67
278
T58
Tiger Woods
-6
68
71
73
66
278
T61
Maverick McNealy
-5
67
71
70
71
279
T61
Keith Mitchell
-5
69
68
72
70
279
T61
Kevin Streelman
-5
64
71
73
71
279
64
Brendon Todd
-4
70
66
70
74
280
T65
Scott Harrington
-2
68
67
76
71
282
T65
Rory McIlroy
-2
69
70
74
69
282
67
Andrew Landry
-1
69
70
69
75
283
68
Richy Werenski
1
69
67
75
74
285
69
Matt Jones
2
68
71
76
71
286
70
Patrick Rodgers
7
71
67
76
77
291
CUT
Cameron Champ
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Joel Dahmen
-2
70
70
140
CUT
Max Homa
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Jordan Spieth
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Harold Varner III
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Scott Brown
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Tony Finau
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Tom Hoge
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Shane Lowry
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Brian Stuard
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Nick Taylor
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
E
69
73
142
CUT
Bryson DeChambeau
E
71
71
142
CUT
Brice Garnett
E
74
68
142
CUT
Adam Hadwin
E
70
72
142
CUT
Sungjae Im
E
75
67
142
CUT
Phil Mickelson
E
74
68
142
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
E
68
74
142
CUT
Henrik Norlander
E
71
71
142
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
E
69
73
142
CUT
Scott Stallings
E
72
70
142
CUT
Gary Woodland
E
69
73
142
CUT
Abraham Ancer
1
72
71
143
CUT
Sam Burns
1
68
75
143
CUT
Bud Cauley
1
71
72
143
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
1
77
66
143
CUT
Billy Horschel
1
73
70
143
CUT
Luke List
1
68
75
143
CUT
Collin Morikawa
1
71
72
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
1
74
69
143
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
1
73
70
143
CUT
Sepp Straka
1
73
70
143
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
1
71
72
143
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
2
69
75
144
CUT
Bo Hoag
2
68
76
144
CUT
Nate Lashley
2
70
74
144
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
75
69
144
CUT
Jason Day
3
70
75
145
CUT
Lucas Glover
3
70
75
145
CUT
Jim Herman
3
75
70
145
CUT
Sung Kang
3
70
75
145
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
3
73
72
145
CUT
Brian Gay
4
71
75
146
CUT
Doc Redman
4
73
73
146
CUT
Michael Thompson
4
71
75
146
CUT
Marc Leishman
5
75
72
147
CUT
Zac Blair
6
68
80
148
CUT
Graeme McDowell
7
77
72
149
CUT
Byeong Hun An
8
77
73
150
CUT
Ryan Armour
9
74
77
151
WD
Pat Perez
E
WD
Ryan Moore
E
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