Dustin Johnson’s comeback victory at the World Golf Champinoships – Cadillac Championship gave him two career WGC titles and now moves him to No. 7 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.
DJ and Bubba Watson both trailed J.B. Holmes by five shots heading into the final round at Trump National Doral Sunday. Through nine holes, Bubba moved into the lead by two shots reaching 10-under overall. He was eyeing his second straight WGC victory. But, Johnson kept plugging away and finished 9-under and a shot clear of Holmes and two up on Watson, who was 3-over on the homeward nine holes.
Rory McIlroy, who finished T-9 in Miami, tops the world rankings followed by Bubba and Henrik Stenson (T-4 at Doral). Adam Scott, former World No. 1, moved up No. 4 with his T-4 effort in Miami. He jumped Jason Day to 5th followed by Jim Furyk, DJ, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth rounding out the Top 10.
Johnson was a 20-to-1 betting pick heading into the tournament with a pair of Top 5s in his last four starts before Miami including a playoff loss at Riviera. It marked his 9th career PGA Tour victory. He now has victories in eight straight seasons on the PGA Tour. He captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in China during the 2014 season.
Holmes moved inside the Top 20 to 19th with his runner-up effort.
The 54-hole leader was in position for his third career PGA Tour victory before a 75 on Sunday. He already has Top 10s this season at the Farmers Insurance Open and at Pebble Beach.
Other Golf News:
- Trevor Fisher Jr.’s five-shot win at the Africa Open, a co-sanctioned European Tour and Sunshine Tour event, moved him up 113 places to 158th in the current world rankings.
- The PGA Tour moves to Tampa for the Valspar Championship this week. John Senden is defending champion.
- Alex Cejka outlasted a five-man playoff to capture his first PGA Tour winning the Puerto Rico Open. The victory moved him up 122 spots to 163rd in the current rankings. It also earned him a playing spot in THE PLAYERS Championship and PGA Championship.
- Johnson’s move inside the Top 10 dropped U.S. Open champion and Players champion Martin Kaymer to No. 12.
- Tiger Woods could slip out of the Top 100 by the time the Masters arrives. He is currently 79th in the world.
- Humana Challenge champion Bill Haas, former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Moore and former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson all logged Top 10s in Miami.