Dustin Johnson wins Tour Championship to clinch FedEx Cup title

Dustin Johnson claimed the FedEx Cup title after a three-stroke victory on the Tour Championship on Monday.

The in-form American carded a two-under 68 within the remaining spherical at East Lake to shut out his victory and win the $15 million prize.

Johnson completed at 21-under, three strokes away from Justin Thomas (66) and Xander Schauffele (66).

World primary Johnson was in unimaginable kind to finish the season, ending as runner-up on the US PGA Championship and BMW Championship, both facet of his large win on the Northern Belief.

He carried that run into Atlanta, the place he posted three rounds within the 60s, together with a strong Monday that featured 4 birdies and two bogeys.

Johnson began with three birdies on his first six holes earlier than dropping photographs at seven and eight, however a constant again 9 was sealed with a acquire on the final.

His FedEx Cup crown provides to his 2016 U.S. Open title, whereas the Tour Championship win marked his 23rd success on the PGA Tour.

Whereas Thomas, the 2017 FedEx Cup winner, and Schauffele completed tied for second, Jon Rahm (66) ended up outright fourth at 17 underneath.

Scottie Scheffler (65) completed three photographs additional again and one forward of US PGA winner Collin Morikawa (69).

After a promising begin, Rory McIlroy – who turned a father final week – completed in a tie for eighth.

The defending champion opened with a 64 however rounds of 71 and 70 noticed him fall out of competition earlier than he closed with a 67.

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