Sep 12th, 2016
Dustin Johnson wins the BMW Championship
Takes lead in FedExCup race
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Dustin Johnson cleaned up last night at the BMW Championship, shooting a final round 67 to ease away from the field at Crooked Stick. We should have expected the event to have a big hitting winner, it's where John Daly won the PGA Championship all those years ago and DJ, World Number 2, averaged 319.3 yards off the tee for the week.
More importantly a new putter change put him up to second into the all important Strokes Gained putting stat. If his new Spider Limited putter keeps working like it did this weekend then Dustin will keep dominating and top the world rankings soon.
It seems to us that DJ is the new Philly Mick. The first act was the prodigious talent who couldn't get it done when it mattered, with high profile near misses in the biggest events.
But since he had his self-imposed six month break, Dustin Johnson has come back focused, and learnt how to get over the line and close out the big tournaments. And unlike Phil Mickelson, he has far fewer destructive shots in his game. He doesn't need to rely on an incredible short game as he has an ridiculous long game!
Paul Casey was runner up for the second straight week, matching DJ's 67. We'd love Casey in our Ryder Cup side, but his decision to focus on the PGA Tour has obviously paid dividends, and it's great to see him back where he belongs, competing at the top of the leaderboard in the big tournaments.
Check out the final round highlights below...