Dustin Johnson wins WGC as Day falters

2016 07 Getty Images 544414002
• Dustin Johnson makes it back-to-back wins at Akron
• Jason Day has a nightmare finish to hand DJ the title
• The American moves up to world No.2 with the result


A nightmare finish from Jason Day gifted Dustin Johnson his second win in as many starts at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Aussie played the final four holes in four-over-par to drop down the leaderboard from sole leader on seven-under-par, with Johnson there to seize the opportunity to win on six-under-par and one clear of Scott Piercy.

How DJ won it

With it looking like a shootout between Johnson and Day for the title, it was this moment – which resulted in a double-bogey – from the Aussie on the par-5 16th which helped hand Johnson the title.

What they said

Dustin Johnson: “I feel great. I feel like my game is where it has been all year. I feel like I've been playing really solid all year. I've been driving it great. I've been wedging it good. It's just I haven't been putting quite as well as I'd like to, and the last couple weeks I've just putted a little bit better, and the game shows it.”

Jason Day (T3): “To be honest, I played pretty good golf up until 16. I really had two bad holes. I mean, I had a couple bogeys, but really kind of one hole that derailed me, which was 16. It’s obviously disappointing to not get the win here, but I feel like it's coming around nicely.

Jordan Spieth (T3): “This was a very solid day and a nice progression from the beginning of the week. Each day got a little better, which was what I told y'all I wanted to do from the start.”

On social

Final leaderboard

1 Dustin Johnson (69, 73, 66, 66) -6
2 Scott Piercy (69, 69, 67, 70) -5
T3 Kevin Chappell (71, 70, 69, 67) -3
T3 Jason Day (67, 69, 69, 72) -3
T3 Matt Kuchar (69, 72, 70, 66) -3
T3 Jordan Spieth 68, 71, 71, 67) -3

Dustin Johnson :: Open champ?

Do you think Dustin Johnson can take this form into Royal Troon and win the Open? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

LIV rebels win legal challenge to play Scottish Open
Pro leaps to defence of DP World Tour over LIV Golf
Reports: LIV golfers in Scottish Open court battle
Caddie tweets criticism of DP World Tour
Patrick Reed “withdrawn” from Scottish Open field

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Releasing the clubhead
play button
The correct way to grip a golf club
play button
Keep the arms and body connected
play button
How to square the clubface at impact
See all videos right arrow