The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the arrangement of three back to back golf events has come to an end. The first event of FedEx Cup `The Northern Trust – TPC Boston Dustin Johnson wins by 11 Shots and is Back to No. 1. The field restricted to the best 125 players on the FedEx point list for the regular season. Dustin total scored on The Northern Trust was 67-60-64-63 on the board.
After a week on BMW Championship – Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Illinois 27-30 Aug Dustin showed his robust storm. He was on the top and hot cake to won the BMW Championship 2020. However, on the final day, Jon Rahm snatched the victory from Dustin Johnson.
Mr. Spanish Rahm sinks a 66-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole, the first in a sudden-death playoff with Dustin Johnson. DJ and Rahm are Nos. 1 and 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings and remain that way after this tournament. After the cut from TPC Boston, there are only top-ranked. 70 players who participated in the penultimate FedEx Cup event.
Final event Tour Championship was played at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia 3-7 September. 30 top-notch players were the candidate to lift the trophy and jackpot. The American, 36, held a five-stroke lead heading into Monday’s final round at East Lake and carded a two-under 68 to claim the $15m FedEx Cup jackpot. It is a first FedEx Cup title for Dustin Johnson, who lose a chance to win on the final round four years ago. World number one Dustin Johnson claimed a three-shot victory at the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship. His round to round score is 67-70-64-68 at East Lake Golf Club.
Let’s check out how Round 1 played out at East Lake Golf Club.
Round 1 Recap
Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm tied for the lead after the first round of the TOUR Championship
Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm lead -13
Johnson led by two strokes over Rahm entering round 1, because of his top finish within the season-long FedEx Cup standings, before Rahm caught him. Much last week, too. DJ also led entering the final round of the BMW before Rahm caught him.
At the Tour Championship, Johnson and Rahm exchanged birdies on the 2nd, 6th, 12th, 13th and 15th. Rahm closed the gap as he had one less bogey and another birdie, his 3 on the par-4 16th pulling him into a share of the lead. Johnson finished with a 3-under 67 and Rahm a 5-under 65, and both are at 13-under overall.
Justin Thomas -11
Justin Thomas is 2 shots back after moving to 11 under. Justin was the FedEx points leader heading into the 2019 Tour Championship but couldn’t maintain that position over the course of the tournament. He finished during a tie for third with Brooks Koepka as Rory McIlroy was crowned the champion. Thomas looked to possess vengeance firmly on his mind after he birdied three of his first four holes. His momentum stalled a touch from there as he bogeyed No. 7. Birdies on 14 and 18 solidified his hold on the third.
Round 2 Recap
Dustin Johnson (-13)
Maverick Dustin mizzle on the opponents after completing a round 2.
Following the 1st day at 67, Johnson finished with an even-par 70 on round 2. He began the tournament at 10 because of having the foremost points within the FedEx Cup standings.
He opened the BMW Championship with a 71 last week before rebounding with three rounds of 69, 69 and 67 to succeed in a four-hole playoff that he eventually lost to Jon Rahm. Johnson saw some bad luck on the rear nine, particularly with this putt plan to save par on No. 15: The front nine was an assortment for Johnson, though things did get off to a solid start. He birdied two of the primary six holes, including a 37-footer on No. 3:
Johnson finished his first nine holes with three birdies and two bogeys to go into the rear nine at one sick for the day. He struggled down the stretch with two more bogeys that forced him into a tie for the highest spot Sungjae Im -12
The South Korean,22 played his career-best game. In his second round makes birdie on the par-5 18th hole. he played incredible game throughout the day. He hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation and completing at 12 under for the tournament. He completed his day in 2nd place on the board. After a tee shot at the green on the 197-yard par-3 second, he missed a birdie attempt from 5-feet taking a par. This left Sungjae Im to even for the round.
Xander Schauffele (-11)
Xander Schauffele is in 3rd at 11 under Let’s not act surprised that the leader in strokes gained at this course over the last 10 years crushed in round 2 on Saturday. He closed with three birdies in his last four holes, and only a rather drive at the 18th kept him from making it four during a row to finish the day. I’m wary that he’s first in putting so far, but he’s three strokes better than he was at the halfway point in 2017 when he went on to win.
Round 3 Recap
Dustin Johnson opens five-shot lead after the third round of the TOUR Championship
Justin Thomas (-19)
Though he missed a 16-inch putt on Sunday within the third round, he did putt it quite a bit better than he did in either of the two days. He’ll need some help — whether that is the luck of holing out a couple of times as he did on the front nine for eagle on round 3. But he remains No. 1 within the field in strokes gained from tee to green. Another hot day with the putter, a couple of sloppy holes from D.J. on the front nine.
Xander Schauffele (-14)
If you’re taking the pre-tournament strokes applied to the present field out of it, Schauffele is leading this tournament. No surprise there, though, as he absolutely crushes at this golf links. He shot a 32 on the rear nine and has been making everything he’s watching on these greens.
Jon Rahm (-13)
Jon Rahm’s last five rounds are spectacular. The outlier within the group was a 74 at this event in Round 2 on Saturday, but he bounced back with a 66 on round 3 Sunday by making birdie at each of the last two holes. He started last week’s final round trailing Johnson the 54-hole leader by three before running him down and beating him during a playoff.
Final Round Recap
World number one Dustin Johnson claimed a three-shot victory at the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship
Dustin Johnson 1st
Dustin Johnson has accomplished much in his 13-year PGA Tour career. With 23 wins, six WGC victories and a U.S. Open title to his name, his career is among the simplest of the greatest era. After his Tour Championship win at East Lake, he can add another line to his impressive resume FedEx Cup champion.
He sealed his claim because the head of the 2019-20 Tour season with another clinical performance at East Lake Golf Club, winning the finale with a score of 21-under. The win is his second of the Playoffs, and third on the year, to cement one among the simplest seasons of his career. For his efforts, Johnson takes home a bonus check of $15 million.
Equally important was getting his named etched thereon silver FedEx Cup trophy alongside a number of the simplest from his generation, starting with Tiger Woods and last Rory McIlroy.
“I want to win. I wanted to be a FedEx Cup champion,” Johnson said. “It was something in my career that I would like to be, and obviously today I got [it]. I’m very proud of the way I played.”
Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler (Runner-up)
Justin Thomas birdied the last hole on the final round to separate second with Xander Schauffele. The pair walked away with $4.5 million for their efforts.
Thomas and Schauffele both placed inside the highest three eventually, year’s Tour Championship too, winning a two-year total of $8 million and $9.5 million, respectively.
Tour novice Scottie Scheffler climbed up the leaderboard to end alone in fifth. The $2.5 million bonus he received is almost adequate to his career earnings thus far (just under $3 million).