DJ claims third victory of season in Canada

Dustin Johnson wrote his name alongside Tiger Woods, in one category at least.

The 34-year-old Johnson claimed his third victory of the season by shooting 6-under-par 66 to beat South Koreans Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An by three strokes in the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Woods was the last player to win at least three times in a PGA Tour in three consecutive seasons, actually achieving the feat five straight years from 2005-09.

“Even after the missed cut last week (in the Open Championship), I felt like I was hitting it fine,” said the top-ranked Johnson, who won the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the FedEx St. Jude Classic earlier this season. “I just did not score very well at Carnoustie at all. I didn’t putt good. I needed to work on the putter, which I did. Started rolling the putter a lot better here this week. Really, really hit the ball well all four days.

“Signing with RBC this year and coming up here and winning, especially on a golf course where I’ve had success, it means a lot. Obviously, having a lot of ties to Canada with (his partner) Paulina, her dad, Wayne (Gretzky), who, thanks to him, I get a lot of fans out here. It makes it a lot more fun playing out here in front of a big crowd. I had a lot of support this week, and it was a lot of fun.”

An nearly aced the seventh hole, settling for a tap-in birdie while shooting 69, while Whee sank a four-foot birdie putt on the last hole to also finish at 69, while Keegan Bradley holed his second shot from 171 yards for an eagle on his way to a 64 and was four shots back in fourth.

Abraham Ancer of Mexico posted a 67 to finish two more back in fifth, while Tommy Fleetwood of England sank a 13-foot eagle putt on the 13th hole during a 67 that left him seven behind in a tie for sixth with Danny Lee of New Zealand, who finished off a 68 with an 11-foot birdie putt.

Andrew Putnam of Pepperdine totaled 67 to wind up eight back in a tie for eighth with Brandt Snedeker, who also had a 67, Mackenzie of Canada, who shot a 68, and Joel Dahmen, who came in at 68.

Two-time defending champion Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela tied for 29th after a 70.

For complete results visit,

Related Articles

Stay Connected


Latest Articles