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At last, a win for Dustin Johnson

After blowing leads at two tournaments this summer, Dustin Johnson finally wins.

Dustin Johnson tees off on the 14th hole during the final round of The Barclays
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 14th hole during the final round of The Barclays
Image: AP Photo/Mel Evans

HE MAY HAVE HAD to wait five months for it, but at last Dustin Johnson got a tour win overnight at the BMW Open.

Waiting is a recurrent theme for Johnson and last night he was made wait until he birdied the seventeenth to take the lead.

Going into the final hole, Johnson had a one-stroke lead and only needed a par to win. A 315 yard drive set up a deft finish with a 6-iron followed by  a two-putt from forty yards.

Johnson let leads slip out of his rasp at the Barclays two weeks ago and at the US Open earlier this summer, but exorcised his demons with the win at Cog Hill.

In second place was the UK’s Paul Casey, who recovered from a poor spell after a strong start. Casey shot successive birdies on the eleventh and twelfth to go three under, but a poor run of bogeys afterwards almost undid all of Casey’s good work. Three pars closed off the tournament for Casey- leaving him eight under at sixty-nine.

Johnson, who will play at Celtic Manor for the Ryder Cup in two weeks, made his relief known after the tournament. “You know, to finally get it done — especially after all the things I’ve gone through this summer — to finally get it done on Sunday, it can’t feel any better. I felt like I really stayed in the moment. I didn’t get ahead of myself. I tried not to watch the leader board too much. You know, I really did a good job of just being patient.”

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