Winner’s Circle: Dustin Johnson Claims Blowout Victory at The Northern Trust

Dustin Johnson Wins THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston
Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after going 30-under par to win The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on Aug 23, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Dustin Johnson shot a flawless final-round 63 to claim an 11-stroke blowout victory at The Northern Trust.

Entering Sunday’s finale at TPC Boston with a five-shot advantage, Johnson proceeded to eagle the par-5 2nd hole, then added birdies on Nos. 4, 5, 7 and 8 to reach 28 under at the turn.

The rout was on.

He carded two more birdies on his inward nine, highlighted by a final-hole gain on No. 18 to hit 30-under par, 11 shots ahead of runner-up Harris English (69).

Harris English Dustin Johnson THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston
Harris English and Dustin Johnson walk off the fifth tee with their caddies during the final round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on Aug 23, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

On the day, DJ finished with 11 pars, six birdies and one eagle to claim his second win of the season and 22nd career PGA Tour title.

With the victory, the 36-year old South Carolina native moves to No 1 (from No. 15) in the FedExCup standings, and a return to the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.


Pro-File

Full Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson “DJ”
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: June 22, 1984 (age 36)
Native: Columbia, South Carolina
Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
College: Coastal Carolina University
Equipment: Taylormade


Final Scores

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Dustin Johnson -30 (-8)
2. Harris English -19 (-2)
3. Daniel Berger -18 (-4)
4. Kevin Kisner -17 (-5)
4. Scottie Scheffler -17 (E)


DJ’s Winning Numbers

Dustin Johnson Wins THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston
Dustin Johnson watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston on Aug 23, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Topline Stats
Driving: 320.0 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 38/56, 67.86% (29th)
Greens: 65/72, 90.28% (1st)
Putts/GIR: 1.600 (1st)
Scores: 5 Eagles, 23 Birdies, 41 Pars, 3 Bogeys

Strokes Gained
SG: Off the Tee: 3.816 (2nd)
SG: Approach to Green: 12.122 (1st)
SG: Around the Green: 2.198 (13th)
SG: Putting: 5.392 (9th)
SG: Tee to Green: 18.138 (1st)
SG: Total: 23.528 (1st)


2020 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 12
Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 2 (Travelers, The Northern Trust)
Addtl Top 10s: 4
Earnings: $4,811,267‬ (5th)
FedEx Pts: 2,571 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 4/1


DJ’s Career Victories

PGA Tour: 22
2020 The Northern Trust
2020 Travelers Championship
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


WITB: Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson Wins THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston
Dustin Johnson hits a shot on the first tee box during the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston on Aug 23, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max (10.5°)
3 Wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (16°)
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max (19°)
Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Protos (4-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (52°, 60°)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Apparel/Shoes: Adidas

Source: National Golfer


Money & Points

With his win, Johnson earned $1,710,000 and 1,500 FedExCup points. He will move from 15th to No. 1, and lock up a spot in the Tour Championship at East Lake in two weeks.

Johnson received 76 OWGR points, and jumped three spots (from 4th) to No. 1 in the world rankings.


Quotable

Dustin Johnson Wins THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston
A leaderboard near the 18th hole reads “Champion Dustin Johnson” after his 30-under par win during the final round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on Aug 23, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

“Obviously this is a really good week. I’ve really — my ball-striking was unbelievable. I found something on Wednesday. Felt like I was swinging really good but something clicked on Wednesday.

“Really Hit It Well…”

“I really, really hit it well on Thursday. I didn’t really make a lot of putts, but I really went and worked hard on my putting on Thursday afternoon, and it paid off. Obviously I rolled it really nicely on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”
Dustin Johnson, The 2020 Northern Trust Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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