Winner’s Circle: DJ Claims 20th PGA Tour Title at WGC-Mexico Championship

Dustin Johnson Wins WGC-Mexico Championship
Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on Feb 24, 2019 in Mexico City. Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Dustin Johnson fired a final-round 66 at Club De Golf Chapultepec to capture the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship. The 34-year old South Carolina native finished at 21-under par, four shots clear of Rory McIlroy, who carded a final-day 67 to reach 16 under par, good for solo second-place.

The victory was Johnson’s first of the season, and 20th of his PGA Tour career. With 20 wins, Johnson joins legends such as Greg Norman and Hale Irwin, and becomes just the 38th player in history with 20 or more PGA Tour victories.

Dustin Johnson Wins WGC-Mexico Championship
Dustin Johnson celebrates on the 18th green after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on Feb 24, 2019 in Mexico City. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

PRO-FILE

Full Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson “DJ”
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: June 22, 1984 (age 34)
Native: Columbia, South Carolina
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
College: Coastal Carolina University
Equipment: Taylormade


DJ’S PATH TO VICTORY

Round 1:
Pos-Player-To Par
1. Rory McIlroy -8
2. Dustin Johnson -7
3. Justin Thomas -5

Round 2:
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Dustin Johnson -11 (-4)
2. Rory McIlroy -9 (-1)
2. Matt Kuchar -9 (-4)

Round 3:
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Dustin Johnson -16 (-5)
2. Rory McIlroy -12 (-3)
3. Patrick Reed -9 (-7)


FINAL TOP 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1 Dustin Johnson -21 (-5)
2 Rory McIlroy -16 (-4)
3 Paul Casey -11 (-6)
3 Ian Poulter -11 (-3)
3 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -11 (-3)


DJ’S WINNING STATS

Driving: 330.4 yards (12th)
Fairways: 60.7% (34/56) (25th)
Greens: 80.6% (58/72) (1st)
GIR/Putting: 100/1.724 (12th)
Scoring: 1 Eagle, 22 Birdies, 47 Pars, 1 Bogey, 1 Double (-21)


DJ’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHIGHTS

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2018 SEASON

Starts: 5
Cuts Made: 5
Wins: 1
Top 10s: 2
Earnings: $2,323,352 (6th)
Earnings Per Start: $464,670.40
FedExCup Pts: 770 (8th)


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 20
2019 WGC-Mexico Championship
2018 RBC Canadian Open
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


TROPHY POSE

Dustin Johnson Wins WGC-Mexico Championship
Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on Feb 24, 2019 in Mexico City. Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

MONEY & PLAYOFF POINTS

With his win, Johnson earned $1,745,000.00 and 550 FedExCup points to move inside the top 10 in the money and points race.


WORLD RANKING

Johnson received 72 OWGR points, and will move to No. 2 in the world rankings for a week, and then up to No. 1 following the Honda Classic with both DJ and current No. 1 Justin Rose taking the week off.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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