Dustin Johnson recovered his spot at the top of golf’s world rankings because of a prevailing 11-shot triumph at The Northern Trust on Sunday.
The American golf player made six birdies and one eagle on his way to a final-round 63 at TPC Boston, completing 30-under for the competition and 11 shots in front of Harris English.
Johnson’s triumph – his 22nd on the PGA Tour – once again implies he is the world No. 1 in golf, and is the fifth distinctive player to involve the position in 2020.
“I’d like to stay there for a little while,” said Johnson, who was last world No. 1 in May 2019.
“Obviously it’s been jumping around a bunch here the last few months, but the last time I was number one, I think I stayed there for quite some time, and that’s another goal of mine … to see how long I can stay at No. 1.”
Johnson, who tied second at the PGA Championship a month ago, recorded rounds of 67, 60, 64, preceding finishing his eight-under 63 in close obscurity after a tempest postpone made a brief end play.
The 2016 US Open victor’s 30-under score was only irregular the most reduced more than four rounds in PGA Tour history as of now held by Ernie Els, who set it at Kapalua in 2003, and by Justin Thomas at the Sony Open in 2017.
Johnson has now succeeded at least once in all of his 13 PGA Tour seasons and, following his triumph on Sunday, sits on the FedExCup standings.
The Northern Trust was the first of three events that make up the FedEx Cup playoffs. The top 125 players in the FedExCup standings qualified for the event in Boston, Massachusetts.
The top 70 players presently advance to the next week’s BMW Championship, which thus will decide the 30 players who will contend in the next month’s Tour Championship in Atlanta.