Dustin Johnson Reclaims No. 1 Ranking with Win in Memphis

Dustin Johnson Reclaims No. 1 Ranking with Win in Memphis

Johnson emphatically reclaimed the No. 1 ranking Sunday.

Ricky Werenski got to 10 under but bogeyed No. 18 to finish with a 68. Now he will play in the last group on the final day for the first time on the PGA Tour with Johnson. He finished bogey-free on the day and one shot back of his personal best on Tour, a 9-under 61 at the Wyndham Championship in 2015.

"It's going to feel a little different than the typical Sunday round of golf, but I'm excited for it", Putnam said.

Johnson, 33, lost top spot in the world rankings to compatriot Justin Thomas, who is not taking part in the tournament.

Johnson finished the tournament with a four-round aggregate 261, 19 under par.

Nobody has ever won on the PGA Tour and followed by winning the U.S. Open.

Johnson will hardly be intimidated by the little-known Putnam, the only legitimate threat if he plays half decently.

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"By the reaction from the crowd, I thought it might have gone in, but I couldn't see it so it was kind of tough", said Johnson after shooting 66. "I knew coming in this week I was swinging really well and I had confidence in my game".

Topping his walk-off eagle won't be easy. Johnson was in the intermediate rough to the right of the fairway, and the ball bounded twice before rolling into the cup. Johnson said he couldn't tell if the ball went in for a few seconds.

Watch the incredible shot below.

J.B. Holmes (67) was at 9 under. Brandt Snedeker (70) was at 7 under.

Phil Mickelson cruised up the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 to finish t-12 at 6 under.

Johnson hit an iron 307 yards off the tee at No. 10. "I feel like the game in good shape, I feel like I'm driving it well and my wedges are really good, so I'm looking forward to next week". And from that moment on, Johnson's second title of 2018 was never in doubt. He holed out from the right front bunker for birdie on the par-5 No. 16. The 28-year-old conjured six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.804 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 4.235 approaching and 1.578 around-the-green. Instead, he rolled in the putt to keep his lead, and birdied the 13th to increase it to three.

He is bidding to win the season's second major for a second time after claiming the title at Oakmont in 2016. Johnson has won nine times when having at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

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