Former US Open champion Johnson has now collected 21 PGA Tour titles, and at least one every year since 2008, a record he was proud and relieved to have continued in CT after a barren run of results over the last few months.
Johnson tapped in for par on the par-4 18th, raised his ball to acknowledge the smattering of applause from course workers, officials and reporters, the only in-person witnesses allowed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Just over the last few weeks I've made too many mistakes, too many bogeys, too many loose shots, and that was sort of what it was this week, as well". It marked his career low in 918 career rounds on the Tour, and he entered the final round trailing 54-hole leader Brendon Todd by two strokes.More news: Sacha Baron Cohen Infiltrates Right-Wing Militia Event With Racist Sing-Along
Just when Johnson looked like he might cruise to victory, he hooked his tee shot out of bounds at the par-5 13th and needed to make a clutch 7-foot putt for bogey.
Todd, two clear after 54 holes, suddenly found himself two behind when Johnson made his fifth birdie in a high-quality seven-hole stretch at the 10th, and his problems began when his approach to the 12th from the middle of the fairway came up short and right. He chipped from the rough and missed the green but was able to get up-and-down for par.
Streelman's hopes of snatching victory however vanished as he was unable to pick up any birdies over the closing five holes, reeling off five straight pars to finish with a 67, for an 18-under-par 262. Todd shot a 75 to tie for 11th at 13 under.More news: McGrath Ekes Out Victory in KY’s Democratic Primary
The back-to-back birdies put the product of Dundas, Ont., into a tie for third with American Will Gordon at 17 under on Sunday, and two shots back of eventual victor Dustin Johnson. His third-place finish was just enough to earn him a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season. But one errant tee ball later and DJ was taking off his shoes and socks to stand in the pond left of the 15th green so he could play his second shot from the bank, which miraculously stopped his ball from finding the water. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy tied for 11th at 13 under after a 67.
"I am experiencing no issues and feel great physically and was surprised and disappointed to learn of the positive test today", said Frittelli. "Certainly the goal is to win golf tournaments, but keep in mind I've missed a bunch of cuts". Johnson is a Teflon Man who shows little reaction when he plays, but when asked on Saturday if he ever felt stress on the course, he replied, "A lot more than you think I do".More news: Ethiopia to fill controversial Blue Nile dam despite protests from Egypt, Sudan
The PGA Tour said in a statement https://www.pgatour.com/news/2020/06/28/pga-tour-statement-dylan-frittelli-covid-19-coronavirus-travelers-championship.html that it had carried out contact tracing after Frittelli returned the positive result, but was not recommending additional testing at this time.