Hitting 67 strokes on June 28, American golfer Dustin Johnson was crowned at -19 at the PGA Tour event in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Johnson’s championship was not smooth. He joined in from hole 1 of the TPC River Highland, par70 and ended the day with Brendon Todd. At that time, Todd reached -18 on the top of the board, and Johnson adjacent to the back with two strokes. The penultimate group got Kevin Streelman -15 and Mackenzie Hughes -14.
Having lost three strokes in hole 12, Todd continued to fall behind with bogey holes 14 and hole 18 and pegged the score to 75 sticks and then joined the T11 team.
Brendan Todd’s triple bogey
Streelman did not take advantage of opportunities while Johnson was negligent. He scored birdie in hole 13 at the same time as opponent OB hole 12 and only a stroke away. But the 41-year-old golfer cannot erase this fragile disadvantage because of continuous par in the remaining five pits.
Teaming up with Streelman, Hughes understood he could do nothing more than save three strokes through 18 holes. And among these, there are two birdies in the last two holes that dramatically changed his prize money, respectively from 13.4 and 14.6 meters.
When entering the green at this distance, most golfers choose the option of double putting the ball to get par points. If par both holes, Hughes finished T6 with five others and received 233,000 USD. But he chose to “eat too much” and succeeded with a putt and then raised another $ 203,000.
Won the Travelers Championship 2020 and the prize of $ 1,332 million, Johnson has a total of 21 PGA Tour titles and solved the thirst for victory in 16 months. The last time he won the PGA Tour was at the WGC-Mexico Championship in February 2019. “I haven’t had a cup in a long time. Hopefully after this victory I won’t have to wait that long,” Johnson said at the ceremony.
After finishing second, Streelman received USD 806,000. Hughes reached T3 at -17, next to Will Gordon.
Gordon makes the most of the special sponsorship rate, reaching -11 points after 54 holes. In the last round, he continued to save six more sticks, thereby increasing nine steps to the top 3 final.