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Dustin Johnson clinches BMW tourney

AFP
Published : Sep 12, 2016, 11:32 pm IST
Updated : Sep 12, 2016, 11:32 pm IST

Dustin Johnson reacts after winning the BMW Championship at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indianapolis (USA) on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Dustin Johnson reacts after winning the BMW Championship at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indianapolis (USA) on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

World number two Dustin Johnson fired a five-under par 67 Sunday to win the US PGA’s BMW Championship by three strokes over England’s Paul Casey with a tournament scoring record.

 

The 32-year-old American, who captured his first major title at the US Open in June at Oakmont, finished on 23-under par 265 over 72 holes at the 7,516-yard Crooked Stick layout in suburban Indianapolis.

“I played really solid, drove it really nicely, wedged it really good,” Johnson said.

It was the 12th career victory for Johnson on the US PGA Tour and his third of the year, his personal best following his major breakthrough and the World Golf Championships Bridge-stone Invitational.

“I’ve got a lot of confidence in every part of my game,” Johnson said.

In the 113th edition of an event that traces its history to 1899, Johnson broke the 72-hole record of 22-under set by Tiger Woods in 2007 and matched last year by Australia’s top-ranked Jason Day.

 

Casey settled for second place for the second week in a row on 268, his seventh runner-up finish on the US PGA Tour, after a 67 with American Roberto Castro third on 271.

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