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Dustin Johnson Wins 2018 RBC Canadian Open

By Staff and Wire Reports of Global Golf Post

One week after a flameout at the Open Championship where he missed the cut, Dustin Johnson showed how resilient – and overpowering – he is with his victory at Glen Abbey.

There’s a reason – several of them actually – why Johnson is the top-ranked player in the world. When he finds his rhythm and he starts holing putts, Johnson looks practically unbeatable.

Johnson leads the Tour in strokes gained off the tee and strokes gained tee to green. He also ranks 18th in putting, evidence of the overall strength of his game.

TaylorMade M4 DriverThis was Johnson’s third victory of the season, the third consecutive year Johnson has won at least three times in a season. It’s also Johnson’s 19th career victory, tying him with Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Ernie Els, Doug Ford and Hubert Green. Only 37 players have won 20 or more times on the PGA Tour.

Here’s how good Johnson has been this year: In 14 Tour starts, he’s finished outside the top 20 just twice. He won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, then picked up his second win of the season at last month’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, where he holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the 72nd hole.

Johnson was in position to win the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills but stumbled on Sunday to finish third. His missed cut at the Open Championship was an outlier.

There was a moment on the back nine Sunday when Johnson’s lead shrunk to one stroke after a bogey at the par-3 12th. Keegan Bradley was making a Sunday run, shooting a final-round 64 to force Johnson to respond.

TaylorMade M4 Fairway WoodHe did. Johnson birdied three of the last six holes to win comfortably in the final scheduled appearance of the event at Glen Abbey.

“It means a lot,” said Johnson. “It’s the last time RBC is going to be at Glen Abbey. It’s a course I really like. It means a lot to win here. I have a lot of fans out here thanks to Wayne (Gretzky, his fiancée’s father) and the family. I appreciate all the support.”

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 3HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 95 6.5

TaylorMade P730 IronsIrons: TaylorMade DJ Proto (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52-09SB, 60 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (64 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour Black 120S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT 1.0

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet (standard size built up with 3 wraps of tape in the right hand, 2 wraps in the left and 2-way tape on all)

 

Republished with permission from Global Golf Post