Dustin Johnson wins again at Bridgestone

The U.S. Open champion continued his winning streak at Firestone CC

Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
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Dustin Johnson followed his U.S. Open victory with another win in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He finished one shot ahead of fellow American Scott Piercy.

Dustin Johnson fired a closing round of 66 to catch and pass World Number 1 Jason Day and win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC in Ohio.

Jason Day looked like he would take the win but he fell apart on the run for home. He missed a short putt on the 15th then doubled the 16th and bogeyed the 18th. He ended the week tied for third with Kevin Chappell, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth.

Johnson took a week off after his U.S. Open triumph at Oakmont and he started slowly at Firestone – a couple over through 36-holes. But two 66s on the weekend were enough to get the job done.

"I feel great," he said. "I feel like my game is where it has been all year. I just haven't been putting quite as well as I'd like. The last couple of weeks, I just putted a little better."

3 Talking points from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

1 – Dustin Johnson coped well with the tough conditions at Firestone CC. He came through for his 11th PGA Tour title and moved to second place on the Official World Golf Ranking. This was his third victory in a WGC event. “Today I felt I was in a really good place, really calm, collected, just focusing on what I was doing. Just playing golf,” he said afterwards.

2 – Scott Piercy finished runner-up to Dustin Johnson for a second time. The American claimed second place at Oakmont and he was solo second this time out too. “Even though I didn’t have my best stuff today, I still had a chance to win,” Piercy said. “I’ll definitely learn a little bit from it so I can apply it to next time.”

3 – Jason Day and Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for third but Spieth will carry more momentum from the tournament as the players shift their attention to The Open Championship. Day will feel a chance slipped as he closed with 72 in Ohio, playing the last four holes in four-over-par. Spieth closed with a 67 and spoke afterwards about regaining confidence in his game. “This was a very solid day and a nice progression from the beginning of the week. Each day got a little bit better,” he said.

Jordan Spieth swing sequence:

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio June 30 – Jul 3 Purse $9,500,000, par 70

1    Dustin Johnson (USA)    69    73    66    66    274    $1,620,000 2    Scott Piercy (USA)    69    69    67    70    275    $1,018,000 T3    Kevin Chappell (USA)    71    70    69    67    277    $449,250 T3    Jason Day (Aus)        67    69    69    72    277    $449,250 T3    Matt Kuchar (USA)    69    72    70    66    277    $449,250 T3    Jordan Spieth (USA)    68    71    71    67    277    $449,250 T7    William McGirt (USA)    64    74    70    70    278    $233,333 T7    David Lingmerth (Swe)    70    67    69    72    278    $233,333 T7    Charl Schwartzel (RSA)    72    69    67    70    278    $233,333

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Fergus Bisset
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