Johnson held a four-stroke lead before making back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes that allowed PGA Tour rookie Jon Rahm to catch him. The two shared the lead at 13-under for a couple of holes before Rahm birdied the 15th to take a one stroke lead. Johnson answered with a birdie of his own on the 15th and after Rahm made bogey on the 16th and 17th. Johnson needed only a par on the 72nd hole to solidify a win and after a spectacular shot from a fairway bunker that’s exactly what he walked away with.
What a shot pic.twitter.com/gkK1hUtpqQ
— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) March 5, 2017
DJ becomes only the third player to win a WGC event while ranked number one, the others are Rory McIlroy (1), and Tiger Woods (17).
Most PGA Tour wins since DJ turned pro:
Tiger Woods 18@DJohnsonPGA 14
Rory McIlroy 13
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) March 5, 2017