Ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

Ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

Ranked Dustin Johnson wins RBC Canadian Open

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulled away Sunday in the RBC Canadian Open for his third victory of the season, and 19th on the PGA Tour. He's trying to win his first PGA Tour title in the event where father Bob Tway won the last of his tour titles 15 years ago.

After missing his first cut of the year at the British Open, Johnson has been nearly flawless at Glen Abbey.

"It means a lot", Johnson said of his win.

He said his victory was particularly special given his fiancee Paulina is the daughter of Canadian ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

"I like the golf course, my game is in really good form, I have a lot of confidence in it but I'm going to have to go out and play really well tomorrow. I've got a great family, with a lot of support from them and then obviously a great team to help me to get to where I'm at". "It's a golf course I really like", Johnson said. "But I tried really hard and tried to get to my second place".

"Talking to me right now, I'd say I'm a bit disappointed, just because right at the end there, those par 5s coming in (16 and 18) were both playing downwind, and if you're out here playing with your buddies, probably birdie them both, but a little tougher in this pressure", Hughes said. "It feels like I am part of history".

Kim and An each shot 69 in the round interrupted by a almost 2-hour lightning delay.




"It was definitely good to get off to a fast start", said Johnson. "I started rolling the putter a lot better this week", he said.

He made the most of moving day, sizzling to a 6-under 66 during Saturday's action and mixed six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to close Sunday with a 70.

The 34-year-old American, who started the day three off the pace, took a breather with a par at the fourth but was quickly back in top gear as he hit birdies in the fifth and sixth holes en route to an error free start.

His seven-under 65 earning him a 17-under total alongside Byeong Hun An (66), Whee Kim (67) and Kevin Tway (68).

Ranked 145th in the world, the second-highest New Zealander after Ryan Fox (80), Lee sits 124th on the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup rankings with earnings of US$941,000 (NZ$1.39 million) from 26 tournaments.

Miguel Angel Jimenez became the first Spaniard to win the Senior British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, edging defending champion Bernhard Langer by one shot. "I've birdied that hole every day this week, it's been good to me". "I'm going to have to continue to play well though if I want to be in that number one spot heading into Atlanta for the Tour Championship".

Keegan Bradley was in the hunt following back-to-back rounds in the 60s until the American recorded a 73 to drop down to 13th, seven shots behind Johnson. Buzz about the media centre had Rory McIlroy's camp asking about the Harry Colt design and Phil Mickelson, who traditionally plays the week before the U.S. Open, all but confirmed.

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