Dustin Johnson shares 54-hole lead at FedEx St. Jude Classic

Ross Houston
June 13, 2018

The tournament might already have been wrapped for Dustin Johnson, but that didn't stop him from putting a neat little bow on it with his final shot of the weekend.

"I have high expectations going into every week", Johnson said when asked about the U.S. Open.

Even when Johnson three-putt No. 5 to drop to 15 under, Putnam also bogeyed protecting Johnson's lead at three strokes.

Johnson's victory is his second of the season and his 18th on the PGA Tour, with the 33-year-old proud of his latest statement ahead of his visit to Shinnecock Hills. And Phil Mickelson picked up some momentum heading into the U.S. Open with a Sunday 65 and a T-12 finish.


Johnson spent 64 weeks atop the world ranking until Justin Thomas made the cut at the Players Championship in May and grabbed the top spot to himself. "I like this golf course, and I feel like I play it well and wanted to be on top of my game going into next week, too".

"Statistically, you feel like you should have made holes in one all the time out here as much as you play but they don't come around very often", the 2009 British Open champion said. I knew coming in this week I was swinging really well and I had a lot of confidence in the game.

Just for good measure, Johnson holed out for eagle on the par-4 18th to win by six strokes.

"I'm rolling it down the line I'm looking", Johnson said. "Normally you have to drive it really well to succeed here but my iron shots have been good when I've been in the fairway and I've managed myself out of the rough really well".


Snedeker, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, hadn't played this event three hours away from his home in five years and none of his eight PGA Tour victories have been at the TPC Southwind.

Dustin Johnson, tuning up for the US Open and aiming to regain the world number one ranking, fired a seven-under par 63 on Friday to grab the second-round lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Notes: Putnam has just one bogey through two rounds. And from that moment on, Johnson's second title of 2018 was never in doubt.


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