Johnson claims Travelers to keep Tour streak alive

  • Johnson claims Travelers to keep Tour streak alive

Johnson claims Travelers to keep Tour streak alive

Johnson was tied for 79th after the opening round on Thursday, the lowest first-round position by a victor in the tournament's history. "Yeah, it's just dumb mistakes in there that I don't usually make".

"I'm proud of myself for continuing the streak, and I want to keep it going, but it was a long time between wins - hopefully it won't be as long until the next one".

American Will Gordon rocketed nine spots up the leaderboard with a 64 to finish tied for third on 263 with Canadian Mackenzie Hughes (67), who shot a 60 in the opening round.

Special finish: With his final-round 64 and T-3 finish, Will Gordon racked up enough non-member FedExCup points to earn special temporary status on the PGA Tour.

"Obviously it's a great streak and any time your mentioned with those names it's good", said Johnson, who finished on 19 under, one clear of Kevin Streelman. His second shot went well past the hole and made bogey to cut his lead to a stroke. (He ranked fourth in SG: putting for the tournament.) Johnson poured in a 27 foot-sidewinder at eight, a 9-footer at nine and drilled a 24-foot putt from off the green at 10 for his third straight birdie.

But Streelman missed long birdie chances on 17 and 18, and after Johnson safely parred the 17th, he made par on the 18th to seal the win.

He was two strokes behind Johnson on the 17th fairway when the weather horn blew for an hour-long storm delay.

"Mentally it's just getting back into that tournament routine, tournament mode, and that's why I wanted a couple of weeks off more than anything else".

Johnson looked to have taken an unassailable grip on the lead when Todd, who opened with 11 consecutive pars, then triple-bogeyed the 12th to fall out of contention. He chipped from the rough and missed the green but was able to get up-and-down for par. Johnson had to take off his shoes and stood in the water to play his second shot at the par 4, but escaped with par. He responded by rolling in a 16-foot birdie at 14, but then he hooked another tee shot at 15 that plugged in damp grass and barely stayed dry.

His five-over 75 left him a share of 11th in a group that included world No.1 Rory McIlroy (67).

Frittelli, now ranked No. 105 in the world, competed at this week's Travelers Championship, where golfers Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy and caddies for Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell all tested positive for COVID-19.

Dylan Frittelli has become the latest player to withdraw from a PGA Tour event after testing positive for coronavirus.

"We're making several adjustments to our health and safety plan as noted in the memo sent to players this morning, and we will continuously reinforce to all players, caddies, staff members and support personnel on property at PGA Tour events to adhere to social distancing and other safety professionals that further minimize risk".