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Dustin Johnson wins Mexican Championship

Hey everyone, welcome to my sports and fitness blog. I hope you are all ready to talk some golf news, as the WGC Mexican Championship ended earlier this month and the American sensation Dustin Johnson came away with the win, even though the course was not one that suited his particular set of skills very well.

With some ferocious young competition breathing down his neck, DJ managed a comeback victory after a dominating final four holes. This win is now the fourteenth of Johnson’s PGA career, and cements him clearly as the worldwide number 1 after his win at the Genesis Open 2 weeks ago.  The only golfer who has one more PGA championships is Tiger Woods, some good company to be in.

The only part of Johnson’s game that seemed to need a bit more polish is his short game, with 16 misses from inside 10 feet. He also finished outside of the top 20 for strokes gained putting, something he will need to polish up on before the Masters next month.

Jonson still made the game look easy, quickly cruising through the first 11 holes with 4 birdies between them. He stagnated a little at the 12th hole, and had consecutive bogeys for 12 and 13. Johnson still managed to keep his nerve, and came out with the win thanks to a routine two-putt hole.

This win adds another notch onto Johnson’s belt, which has been riddled with holes since last June when he captured the U.S. Open, his first major title. He has five tour wins with two WGC titles in 17 starts, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

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