according to Yes, for Dustin Johnson in Los Angeles, it was a very good week.
He collected his 13th PGA Tour title, winning the Genesis Open by shooting 64-71 on a lengthy 36-hole Sunday at venerable and soggy Riviera to coast to a five-shot triumph.
Dustin Johnson is in a good place in his life off the golf course.
1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking.
“It sounds good,” Johnson said of his new No.
referring to Dustin Johnson is the world number one for the first time after winning the Genesis Open.
Johnson took to the course on day four with a one-shot lead but was six strokes clear after the third round.
The US Open champion took the lead in the second round and never relinquished it, ending the weekend 17 under par and winning by five shots at Riviera Country Club.
Johnson needed to win and hope Jason Day finished lower than a three-way tie for third to top the rankings – and the outgoing number one could only manage a tie for 64th after finishing two over par.
England’s Justin Rose was in a four-way tie for fourth after ending with a 68 while Scotland’s Martin Laird was a shot behind in eighth.
Dustin Johnson takes over No. 1 world ranking after winning the rainy Genesis Open by 5 strokes
referring to Lanny Watkins won the 1985 event with a record 20-under – which is the longest-standing 72-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour schedule.
Tour rookie Wayne Bryan, who posted a 63 in the third round, tied with Justin Rose and Kevin Na for fourth at 11-under.
“I was trying to get it to 22 (under) – I didn’t know about any scoring record,” said Johnson.
At one junction, Johnson was at 20-under par and had a string of 50 bogey-free holes between the first and fourth round.
The triumph by the 32-year-old who came close but never prevailed in 10 previous L.A. PGA stops, was also enough to boost him to No.
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