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No. 1 Dustin John­son wins Cana­dian Open

OAKVILLE, On­tario — Top-ranked Dustin John­son pulled away Sun­day in the RBC Cana­dian Open for his third vic­tory of the sea­son and 19th on the PGA Tour.

Tied for third-round lead with Kevin Tway, Byeong Hun An and Whee Kim, John­son shot a 6-un­der 66 for a three-stroke vic­tory over Kim and An. John­son fin­ished at 23-un­der 265, win­ning at Glen Abbey af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond in 2013 and 2016.

Kim and An each shot 69 in the round in­ter­rupted by a nearly 2-hour light­ning de­lay.

Kee­gan Bradley had a 64 to fin­ish fourth at 19 un­der. He shot 63 on Fri­day, but had a 73 on Satur­day.

"It was great all week, I had a lot of sup­port out there, a lot of fans fol­low­ing me," John­son said. "With my ties to Canada with Paulina and then her dad be­ing Wayne Gret­zky, it def­i­nitely helps. I get a lot of fans that pull for Wayne, they pull for me."

"Even af­ter the missed cut last week, I felt like I was hit­ting it fine," John­son said. "I just did not score very well at Carnoustie at all. I didn't putt good. I just scored re­ally badly. But I felt like I hit the ball plenty good enough to be un­der par af­ter two days, and I was 5 over or some­thing. It was just bad scor­ing."

It fell into place at Glen Abbey, the Jack Nick­laus­de­signed course slated for re­de­vel­op­ment.

"I needed to work on the put­ter though, which I did," John­son said. "Started rolling the put­ter a lot bet­ter here this week. Re­ally, re­ally hit the ball well all four days."

John­son also won at the Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons at Ka­palua in Jan­uary and the FedEx St. Jude Clas­sic in June in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee.


SEA­SON'S THIRD. Dustin John­son, of the United States, hoists the Cana­dian Open cham­pi­onship tro­phy at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, On­tario, Sun­day, July 29, 2018.

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