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06.03.2017 - Dustin Johnson siegt bei der Mexico Championship und bleibt die Nummer Eins der Welt. Dustin Johnson - Nummer Eins in jeder Hinsicht

Der Amerikaner Dustin Johnson hat seinen ersten Auftritt als Nummer Eins der Welt mit Bravour absolviert. Er holte sich den Titel bei der Mexico Championship in Mexiko City und verschaffte sich damit Luft an der Spitze der Weltrangliste. Rory McIlroy hätte gewinnen müssen, um seine Chance zur Wachablösung zu nutzen, er konnte allerdings mit Johnson nicht mithalten.

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Dustin Johnson in action - seiner Power und Präzision hatten die anderen Spieler nichts entgegen zu setzen. © Stoertebek

In his next start after his victory two weeks ago at the Genesis Open, Dustin Johnson began the final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship one stroke adrift of leader Justin Thomas. While Thomas fell from the leaderboard with four bogeys in the opening nine holes, Johnson made the turn in 4-under 31 to head to the back nine four strokes in front of Thomas Pieters. A pair of bogeys at 12 and 13 let more challengers in before a birdie at No. 15 had him back on track. Three closing pars secured a one-stroke win over Tommy Fleetwood for his second consecutive win on the PGA TOUR and his fourth World Golf Championships win. The win, his 14th on the PGA TOUR, comes in his 207th TOUR start at the age of 32 years, 8 months, 11 days.

Dustin Johnson’s 14 PGA TOUR victories:          

2008 – Turning Stone Resort Championship

2009 – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

2010 – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, BMW Championship

2011 – The Barclays

2012 – FedEx St. Jude Classic

2013 – Tournament of Champions

2014 – World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions

2015 – World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

2016 – U.S. Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, BMW Championship

2017 – Genesis Open 

2017 – World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

With the victory, Johnson collects 550 FedExCup points and moves to No. 3 in the standings with 1,353 points, just 384 behind leader Justin Thomas. It took 454 points to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs in 2016, 633 to qualify for Dell Technologies Championship, 853 for BMW Championship and 1,607 for the TOUR Championship. Johnson, who won in his last start with a five-stroke victory at the Genesis Open, joins Tiger Woods (18) as the only player with four or more World Golf Championships victories. Johnson’s WGC victories came at the HSBC Champions (2013), the Mexico Championship (2015), the Bridgestone Invitational (2016) and the Mexico Championship (2017). Johnson earns 1,100 points towards making the 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup team and extends his lead at the top of the list with 7,027 points. Johnson (2) joins Justin Thomas (3) and Hideki Matsuyama (2) as multiple winners on the PGA TOUR this season. Johnson becomes the first player to win in consecutive starts on the PGA TOUR since Justin Thomas claimed the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii in back-to-back weeks earlier this season. Johnson becomes the fifth player, and first since Adam Scott in 2014, to win his first PGA TOUR start as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking.

1991 Ian Woosnam                Masters Tournament

1999 David Duval                   BellSouth Classic

2004 Vijay Singh                    RBC Canadian Open

2014 Adam Scott                    DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

2017 Dustin Johnson              World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

 Johnson (14/2008-present) has at least one win in each of his first ten seasons on the PGA TOUR (the best current streak) and joins Arnold Palmer (17/1955-1971), Jack Nicklaus (17/1962-1978) and Tiger Woods (14/1996-2009) as the only players since 1960 to achieve this feat. Last season, Johnson claimed the Jack Nicklaus Trophy as PGA TOUR Player of the Year. He also took home the Byron Nelson Award for Adjusted Scoring Average (69.172) and the Arnold Palmer Award as the TOUR’s leading money-winner ($9,365,185). Johnson has four top-10 finishes in Mexico Championship tournament history – 2nd/2011, T4/2014, 1st/2015 and 1st/2017. 2016-17 starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 6-5-4-2. PGA TOUR career starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 207-165-73-14