Dustin Johnson Claims 21st PGA Tour Title

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts with caddie Austin Johnson after making a putt for par on the 18th green to win the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson has claimed his 21st PGA Tour title after a storm interrupted final day of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

After leading by 2 shots with 3 holes to play, the tournament was suspended due to lightning and storms which resulted in an hour in the clubhouse for Johnson.

On his return at 16, he teed off into a bunker, dropping a shot before parring both 17 and 18 to win by 1 shot ahead of Kevin Streelman on 18-under with Will Gordan and Mackenzie Hughes back tied for third on 17-under.

The American extended his streak of at least one title in 13 consecutive seasons with his victory today and it came after the 36-year-old was tied for 79th after the first round.

“I’ve put in the work, I’ve put in enough hard work my game should be spot on all the time,” Johnson explained to the media after his round.

“Obviously coming off of an injury and surgery last fall and then only playing a couple of tournaments before our shut down I didn’t really get a lot of golf to get back in the rhythm.

“I felt my game was really good at Hilton Head and obviously coming here really felt good about things.”

Dustin Johnson of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Streelman, who made seven straight birdies to win at TPC River Highlands in 2014, had a 37-foot birdie try on 18 that ended up just short and right.

He was two strokes behind Johnson on the 17th fairway when the weather horn blew for an hour-long storm delay.

Johnson came out of the delay and hit his tee shot on 16 into a greenside bunker. His second shot went well past the hole and made bogey to cut his lead to a stroke.

“I’ve had a few missed cuts, so to come back and finish a solo second is nice, but to be that close and perform and be right there, I’m just a little disappointed right now,” Streelman said.

Kiwis Tim Wilkinson and Danny Lee both missed the cut. Wilkinson having a 69 and 68 to finish on 3-under while Lee shot a 67 and 71 for 2-under.

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