Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Johnson turns quick start into Canadian Open win

Johnson turns quick start into Canadian Open win

Dustin Johnson bounced back from his first missed cut of the season by winning the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

Lee needs a good result at the event to ensure he finishes the PGA season within the top 125 on the money list and keep his place on the tour.

Starting the final day in a four-way tie for the lead, Johnson laid down the marker with three front-nine birdies.

"I did hear it a couple of times, them singing 'O Canada, ' " said Johnson, laughing Sunday after winning the RBC Canadian Open.

"It was great all week, I had a lot of support out there, a lot of fans following me", said Johnson. "I had a lot of support this week".

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The big-hitting American's 23-under total gave him a three-shot win from playing partner Byeong Hun An (69) and Whee Kim (69). "So it's a really big step forward for me, and it's so fun to be able to play with a chance to win".

"I birdied the first and had a really good look at eagle on the second, it's definitely good especially when the leaderboard is so bunched up".

"I've been playing well the past few months, it was just a weird day, so I hope it's windy tomorrow because I know I can make my way back up the leaderboard". But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be under par after 2 days, and I was 5 over or something.

He converted a 12-foot birdie at the eighth to increase his lead to three shots, before a weather delay stopped play for nearly two hours.

Keegan Bradley fired an 8-under 64 to post the low score in the final round and climb nine spots into solo fourth at 19 under. I've always said I feel like my game is right there.

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South Korean pair Kim (69) and An (69), both tied for the lead to start the final round, finished in a tie for second.

"Well, I can thank Wayne for that", Johnson said. "Started rolling the putter a lot better here this week".

The Tour is in the middle of an exciting four-week stretch that features the British Open, the RBC Canadian Open, a World Golf championship event, and the PGA Championship.

Baddeley was still the best of the three Australians who made the cut with veterans Rod Pampling (75, four under) and Cameron Percy (77, three under) struggling on day three.

Having wrapped up a bogey free 66 with a birdie on Friday, Johnson picked up where he left off by carding three consecutive birdies on Saturday. He also won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January and the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June. "I'm going to have to continue to play well though if I want to be in that number one spot heading into Atlanta for the Tour Championship". Buzz about the media centre had Rory McIlroy's camp asking about the Harry Colt design and Phil Mickelson, who traditionally plays the week before the U.S. Open, all but confirmed.

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