Winner’s Circle: DJ Captures the St. Jude Classic

Dustin Johnson holed out for eagle on the 18th hole to card a 4-under 66 and capture the 2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind.

Johnson finished at 19-under par, six shots clear of runner-up Andrew Putnam, who posted a 1-over 72 in the final round.

The victory was Johnson’s 18th career title, and second of the season. The 33-year old South Carolinian also took back the World No. 1 ranking from Justin Thomas, who gets downgraded to No. 2.

Credit: Getty Images/Stan Badz

PRO-FILE

Full Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson “DJ”
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: June 22 (age 33)
Native: Columbia, South Carolina
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
College: Coastal Carolina University


FINAL SCORES

1 Dustin Johnson -19 (67-63-65-66)
2 Andrew Putnam -13 (67-6464-72)
2 J.B. Holmes -9 (69-67-68-67)
4 Stewart Cink -8 (68-68-64-72)
5 Richy Werenski -8 (68-67-66-71)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T13 -3 (67)
After Round 2: 1st -10 (63)
After Round 3: T1 -15 (65)
After Round 4: 1st -19 (66)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 320.3 yards (1st)
Fairways: 53.6% (30/56) (36th)
Greens: 68.1% (49/72) (10th)
Putting: 1.592 (2nd)
Scores: 2 Eagles, 21 Birdies, 44 Pars, 11 Bogeys, 1 Double+


2018 SEASON

Starts: 11
Cuts Made: 11
Wins: 2
Top 10s: 4 (T2, T2, T7, T8)
Earnings: $4,786,825
Earnings Per Start: $435,165


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 18
2018 FedEx St. Jude Classic
2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions
2017 The Northern Trust
2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
2017 WGC-Mexico Championship
2017 Genesis Open
2016 BMW Championship
2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2016 U.S. Open
2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2014 WGC-HSBC Champions
2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic
2011 The Barclays
2010 BMW Championship
2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship


MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

With his win, Johnson earned $1,188,000 and 500 FedExCup points to move up to 2nd place (from 8th) behind only Justin Thomas.


WORLD RANKING

Johnson received 36 OWGR points, and will move back to the No. 1 position swapping positions with Thomas, who gets bumped out after just two weeks on top.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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