Johnson wins Tour Championship to clinch FedEx Cup and $15 million prize

The sector No. 1 clinched the season-ending Excursion Championship with a three-shot victory to win the FedEx Cup and equivalent the largest unmarried payout in PGA Excursion historical past, matching the $15 million earned through Rory McIlroy for profitable the similar identify ultimate season.
Johnson’s occupation PGA Excursion profits at the moment are simply in need of $68 million, hanging him 5th at the all-time listing. Simplest Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh have earned extra during their careers at the excursion.
“It way so much, I am very happy with being the FedEx Cup champion,” Johnson instructed CNN’s Patrick Snell. “It is one thing that I undoubtedly sought after to do in my occupation of golfing. I feel it is proper up there with being a significant winner.

“I have been very shut a few instances and to after all get it achieved this yr, I could not be extra fascinated by it.”

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Dustin Johnson holds the FedEx Cup aloft following his Tour Championship win.Dustin Johnson holds the FedEx Cup aloft following his Tour Championship win.

Going into america Open later this month, Johnson is definitely golfing’s in-form participant and the only to overcome.

That he has been ready to search out variety has been one thing of a wonder, even for him, given the damage issues the American has needed to face.

“I did not play any [tournaments] ultimate fall as a result of I had surgical operation on my knee,” he recalled. “Then performed a few occasions and performed ok. Clearly the sport is in actually excellent variety, I am actually fascinated by the place the sport is at the moment.

“Despite the fact that I simply gained the FedEx Cup, it’s going to be great to get to have a good time just a little bit with Paulina [wife] and the youngsters and my brother — however just for a few days as a result of then I have were given to start out getting in a position for america Open.”

The Excursion Championship — the overall event of the FedEx Cup — featured the tip 30 avid gamers within the FedEx Cup standings, in accordance with issues accrued during the season.

Because the top-ranked participant, Johnson started the event in East Lake, Atlanta, on 10-under par, with beginning rankings descending all the way down to degree par for avid gamers ranked 26 to 30.

Johnson held a reputedly comfy five-shot going into the overall day, however continued a nervy end down the stretch after seeing his lead reduce to simply two through enjoying spouse Xander Schauffele.

However the 36-year-old stated he’s “shut” to enjoying the most efficient golfing of his existence — and when he is doing that, Johnson may be very exhausting to catch.

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“I am enjoying really well, I am actually assured in the whole lot I am doing at the moment,” he stated. “However there is nonetheless some room for growth

“So I will move house, I will take a few days off, let the thoughts leisure. Mainly I am tremendous, I may play each week, bodily, however the thoughts has were given to leisure. That is a very powerful factor in golfing is being mentally ready.”

That psychological preparation hasn’t ever been examined greater than it has this yr. Golfing, like many different sports activities world wide, has continued a truncated season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The game returned in June following a three-month hiatus and lovers are nonetheless no longer authorised to wait occasions. This may occasionally indisputably be a detriment to Johnson on the upcoming US Open, the event he clinched again in 2016 for his simplest main up to now and someplace he may typically depend on house toughen.

“It is undoubtedly been a difficult yr, a difficult yr for everybody, no longer only for us,” Johnson stated. “However we [golf] did a really perfect task with what now we have achieved and now we have been ready to come back again and play and do it safely.

“It is been very fascinating no longer enjoying in entrance of all of the lovers, that is been one thing you may have needed to get used to as a result of clearly I have performed in entrance of lovers my entire occupation.

“However I will be able to’t wait till they are able to come again as a result of it is one thing that I experience doing, I just like the lovers being right here and I am actually taking a look ahead to them coming again expectantly subsequent yr.”

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