Dustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship for 21st PGA Tour victorySporting News — firstname.lastname@example.org (Sporting News)
Dustin Johnson claimed his 21st PGA Tour victory with a one-stroke win at the Travelers Championship on Sunday.
The 2016 U.S. Open champion carded a 3-under 67 in the final round at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
Johnson finished at 19 under, a shot clear of Kevin Streelman (67) and two ahead of Will Gordon (64) and Mackenzie Hughes (67).
The American has at least one win in 13 consecutive seasons. Only Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer (17), Billy Casper (16) and Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods (14) have had longer streaks.
"Any time you're mentioned with those guys, with Tiger, Jack, I think Arnie, you've got to feel good about that because they're the best that's ever played this game," Johnson told a news conference. "Any time your name is mentioned in the same sentence with them, I'm very happy."
Johnson, who hadn't won on tour since February 2019, had to endure an hourlong delay late in the final round due to inclement weather.
"I putted it very nicely this week. (Saturday) I did everything really well, today I still felt like I was hitting the ball really well, I just wasn't driving it on the fairway," he told CBS after a final round that featured six birdies and three bogeys.
"Around here the only way to be aggressive and attack these flags is be in the fairway and I didn't hit it on the fairway enough but I figured out a way to get it done."
Streelman, the 2014 champion, produced a bogey-free final round that featured three birdies.
Kevin Na (67) finished outright fifth at 16 under, a shot ahead of Ryan Armour (64), Brendan Steele (66), Patton Kizzire (67), Scott Stallings (67) and Bryson DeChambeau (68).
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy climbed into a tie for 11th thanks to a 3-under 67.