Dustin Johnson Wins FedEx St. Jude Classic

When DJ and Andrew Putnam left the first tee, they were tied.   That would be the last hole that Andrew would not only be tied, but be in real contention.  Putnam would double bogey the first hole after an arrant tee shot.  Dustin Johnson did not run and hide today, but Putnam would fade a bit with a 2 over round and Johnson would score a modest 2-under round to claim his second win of the season at 17-under for the tournament.

The leaders had a 5 stroke lead coming into the final round and because of that, there were no real contenders that would step forward the week before the US Open at Shinnecock.  The Sunday round was actually fairly anti-climatic.  The win though by Dustin Johnson gives him some more momentum coming into the US Open week.

Sunday was not kind to many players to be honest as there were no real movers today.  We saw Phil Mickelson shoot a 65 and finish at 6-under.

DJ won at Oakmont a couple of years ago.  A tight… challenging course that exposes players with its deep rough right off the fairway.   Shinnecock, although not set up as tight as Oakmont was, has the ability to be very penal in similar ways and is the style of course he likes.  Ratief Goosen also had a nice round with a 66 to finish at 7-under.  Tim Herron would finish at 2-under after he shot a 65 today.

Stewart Cink came into the round at 10-under, hoping to grab a little Sunday Magic and contend.  He would would also falter with a 2 over par round to finish at 8-under for the tournament.   Cink came into Sunday last season here at the St Jude, tied for the lead and would fade.  Today was just another disappointing Sunday here in Memphis.

As a whole, there were 20 round of under par today, there were actually twice as many at or above par today.




Author: Jhavelka