Dustin Johnson Wins WGC-Mexico Championship to Claim Second Victory of the 2017 Season

By Michael Shamburger

Dustin Johnson won his second tournament of the 2017 season and his fourth WGC event on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Johnson held a four-stroke lead before making back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes that allowed PGA Tour rookie Jon Rahm to catch him. The two shared the lead at 13-under for a couple of holes before Rahm birdied the 15th to take a one stroke lead. Johnson answered with a birdie of his own on the 15th and after Rahm made bogey on the 16th and 17th. Johnson needed only a par on the 72nd hole to solidify a win and after a spectacular shot from a fairway bunker that’s exactly what he walked away with.

DJ becomes only the third player to win a WGC event while ranked number one, the others are Rory McIlroy (1), and Tiger Woods (17).