DJ Plans On Stay­ing At The Top

HK Golfer - - Global Focus - Photo by Getty Im­ages/AFP

Dustin John­son so­lid­i­fied his sta­tus at the top of golf's world rank­ings, hold­ing off a late chal­lenge at the WGC-Mexico Cham­pi­onship to clinch a sec­ond suc­ces­sive PGA Tour vic­tory. The Amer­i­can, 32, closed with a round of 68 to fin­ish 14-un­der par, one shot clear of Eng­land's Tommy Fleet­wood. John­son only se­cured top spot from Jason Day two weeks ago, strolling to a five-shot vic­tory at Cal­i­for­nia's Gen­e­sis Open. Now he has a fourth WGC ti­tle - more than any­one other than Tiger Woods (18) - and be­comes just the fifth player in his­tory to win his first tour­na­ment as world No. 1. John­son gave ev­ery in­di­ca­tion that he planned on stay­ing at the top for a while. “My first week play­ing as No. 1, there's ob­vi­ously a lit­tle bit ex­tra pres­sure, a lot of lime­light on me," John­son said af­ter his vic­tory. "So, to come out and win, it means a lot."

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