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Johnson claims Travelers to keep Tour streak alive


Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament. Reuters

Dustin Johnson fired a three-under-par 67 to claim a one-shot victory at the Travelers Championship and keep his tournament win-streak alive on Sunday.


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Former world number one Johnson bagged his first tournament win since February 2019 after a closing three-under-par 67 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Johnson, who started the day two shots adrift of third round leader Brendon Todd after a brilliant 61 on Saturday, held his nerve after a late wobble following a weather delay.

Dustin Johnson plays a shot on the second hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship. AFP

The victory means Johnson has now won at least one tournament in each of the 13 seasons he has been on the PGA Tour, a feat matched only by an elite group of players that includes Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods.

"Obviously it's a great streak and any time your mentioned with those names it's good," said Johnson, who finished on 19 under, one clear of Kevin Streelman.

"I'm proud of myself for continuing the streak, and I want to keep it going, but it was a long time between wins — hopefully it won't be as long until the next one.

Although the tournament was played without spectators because of the coronavirus, Johnson admitted he had been nervous after a weather delay with three holes remaining.

Agence France-Presse

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