MEMPHIS – Dustin Johnson emphatically reclaimed the No. 1 ranking Sunday, holing out for eagle from 170 yards on the final hole for a six-stroke victory in the St. Jude Classic.
Johnson shot a 4-under 66 for his second PGA Tour victory this year and 18th of his career to reclaim the No. 1 ranking he held for 64 straight weeks before dropping down a month ago. He won the event for the second time, finishing with the eagle, three birdies and a bogey for a 19-under 261 total.
Andrew Putnam started the final round with a share of the lead for the first time in his career. He shot 72 and finished at 13 under.
Preparing for the U.S. Open, Johnson took the lead to himself with a par on No. 1, while Putnam double-bogeyed, and cruised to the $1.18 million winner’s check.
Dustin Johnson with the exclamation point to a great week in Memphis where he not only wins his 2nd @fesjcmemphis title but returns to #1 in the world heading into the U.S. Open. pic.twitter.com/zDj2VJc0ew
— Mike Ceide (@MCeide_WREG3) June 11, 2018