Aug 24th, 2020
Johnson crushes the field at Northern Trust
American in imperious form with 11 shot victory
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The man from South Carolina had six birdies and an eagle in his flawless final round of 63. Even a weather delay which delayed his last few holes could not knock Johnson off his game as he finished eleven shots clear of second-place finisher Harris English.
Johnson's finished the event thirty under par which is just one shot off the record for the lowest score in a PGA event.
Johnson last held the world number one spot back in May 2019 and is planning to hold on to the place for longer than the other players who have topped the list in 2020.
"Obviously it's been jumping around a bunch here the last few months, but the last time I was number one, I think I stayed there for quite some time, and that's another goal of mine... to see how long I can stay at number one," said 36-year-old Johnson.
One back from English was fellow American Daniel Berger who finished on eighteen-under-par with Scottie Scheffler and Kevin Kisner a further shot back, tied for fourth.
England's Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton finished in tied twenty-fifth on eleven-under-par with fellow countrymen Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood two shots and three shots further back respectively.
Tiger Woods who is struggling to qualify for the FedExCup final did his cause a lot of good with a closing five-under-par 66 to finish in joint fifty-eighth. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy finished on two-under following a final round 69.
The top 70 players in the FedEx rankings proceed to next week's BMW Championship, with the field then cut down to just 30 players to compete in the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta between 4 and 7 September.