Dustin Johnson holds on to win the Travelers Championship by one stroke


Dustin Johnson was unhindered by rain delay or not even by a pair of bogeys and shot 19 under par to gain the Travelers Championship by just one stroke in Connecticut.


The 2016 US Open champion turned away from fellow American Kevin Streelman after shooting a career-low 61 on the preceding day, claiming his 21st PGA title to record his 13th successive season with minimum one victory.


Johnson mentioned in a televised interview: “I’m definitely proud of myself for continuing the streak. It was a long time between wins though. Hopefully, it won’t be that long for the next one.” 


He closely dodged a disaster on 15, when he was compelled to remove his shoes and stand in a pond to hit his ball, which then landed in the damp turf situated next to the water. He scored par, only to bogey on the next hole, after rain enforced a concise delay at the fanless tournament.


“Even though there are no fans here, you can still feel the pressure,” said Johnson. “The rain delay didn’t help very much because then I actually had time to think about everything.”


American Will Gordon soared nine spots up in the leaderboard and concluded with a tie for third with Canadian Mackenzie Hughes.


Johnson, who concluded at the second position at both the Masters and the PGA Championship in 2019, was unsuccessful in making it to the cut earlier this month at the Charles Schwab Challenge when the tour restarted post a three-month break in play due to COVID-19. 


American Brendon Todd was in the top spot following a career-low nine-under 61 in the third round, but he self-destructed on 12 with a triple bogey and was unsuccessful to retrieve, thus, terminating the tournament tied for 11th.

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