Published: Tue, August 29, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

PGA Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson bombs lake drive, beats Jordan Spieth

PGA Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson bombs lake drive, beats Jordan Spieth

Dustin Johnson pulled off a stunning comeback victory on Sunday, ultimately beating Jordan Spieth on the first playoff hole to win The Northern Trust at Old Westbury, N.Y. Only when he climbed the hill and saw his ball 18 feet from the hole - Johnson thought it would be closer - did he wonder if this wouldn't be his day.

Over the 36 holes, Lahiri missed nearly a dozen putts inside 12 feet and a large number of them were inside eight feet and some three-putts, too.

Paul Casey's solo-fifth finish marked his eighth top-10 result in his 16th FedExCup Playoffs event and his fifth top-five in his past six Playoffs event (5th/2017 THE NORTHERN TRUST, 4th/2016 TOUR Championship, 2nd/2016 BMW Championship, 2nd/2016 Dell Technologies Championship, T31/2016 THE NORTHERN TRUST, T5/2015 TOUR Championship). But it's very hard holding a lead on a hard golf course when the guy you're playing with goes bogey-free and doesn't even really sniff a bogey and shoots 4-under. A peculiarity that was on parade at Glen Oaks. Seeming to put an end to the valiant challenge from Johnson, whose wedge approach had found the back of the green leaving a lightning fast and slippery 18-foot par putt.

"Just the front nine, I could not hole a putt", Johnson said after his round. But I was able to turn it around.

For a guy who can make golf look easy, Dustin Johnson can't remember a victory more hard.

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Johnson has dominated in 2017, winning three events in a row heading into the Masters in April. The 27-year-old was tied for 23rd, six strokes behind the leaders, entering the final round before her WD. The Ryder Cup captain finished on four under and afterwards he said: "This has been a big, big week for me, and I have loved it, even though my golf wasn't up to much". A theoretical victory would make the two-time major victor the oldest champ in European Tour history.

Jason Day was the highest finisher of the five Australians in the field after coming home with a wet sail on the weekend, with his rounds of 68 and 67 elevating him into a tie for 6.

Julian Suri, 26, claimed his maiden European Tour victory thanks to a stunning final-round 64 at the Made In Denmark tournament.

There's always a host of sob stories regarding players missing out on their tour cards.

But this is Jordan Spieth, the PGA Tour's Stephen Curry.

That evaporated at the next when Johnson made his second straight birdie and the pair remained deadlocked as both birdied the par-5 13th.

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