Weeks after becoming world No.1, American Dustin Johnson has added yet another crown to his name by winning the 2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan.
In the final round of the event, Johnson edged out Briton Tommy Fleetwood (66) by one stroke, scoring 68 to finish 14 under par to clinch his 14th overall title.
Johnson, who didn’t have a major title a year ago had four shots lead of the field going into the tenth hole. However, by Scoring birdies on 14 and 15 Spanish 22-year-old Jon Rahm moved to 14 under – with a one-shot lead tied with Ross Fisher in the third. Rahm seemed to ram through in the closing moments, but Johnson was headstrong to book his fourth straight World Golf Championship title.
Fleetwood finished second holing a huge 40ft putt for birdie on the final, while Rahm failed to held on to his form as he three-putted the 16th and 17th holes to tumble to 12 under alongside Fisher.
Johnson admitted that he played really well the last three rounds. He said he just hit it really good still missing a lot of putts, but he thinks everybody was struggling on the green as they were really tricky, tough to read.
In claiming the WGC – Mexico Championship, the 32-year-old father of two has become just the fifth man to win in his first PGA TOUR start as world No. 1. Sunday’s win was his second of the season as he bagged the Genesis Open in Feb.