Dustin Johnson captured his 21st career PGA TOUR victory with a one shot at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.
The win was Johnson’s first since the WGC Mexico Championship in 2019 and extended his victory streak to 13 years.
“It’s very exciting to get my 21st win and then get my first win of the season,” Johnson said. “It was big because I hadn’t played very well. But I put in a lot of good work the last couple weeks after Colonial, and so it’s nice to see the game just start coming around.
“Yeah, it was definitely strange playing with no fans,” he continued “But you still can feel the pressure, you still can feel how important a golf tournament it is, and you’re coming down the stretch, to me it felt the same, whether it was a million fans or zero.”
In closing with a 3-under 69, Johnson topped 2014 Travelers Championship winner Kevin Streelman by one stroke. Streelman had a 37-foot birdie putt on No. 18 that came up short.
“I sure love this place,” Streelman said. “It’s very special for me to always get back here. The whole team is just incredible. Nathan and Andy, both Andys, are just the best in the business. It’s an honor to be here. It’s an honor to be a past champion, and plan to come back here for many more years to come.”
Mackenzie Hughes and Will Gordon tied for third at 17-under.
Hughes opened the tournament with 60 in the first round.
Gordon’s third-place finish earned him a special temporary PGA TOUR card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season.
Rory McIlroy had four rounds in the 60s at TPC River Highlands. The world’s No. 1 player has played in all three of the PGA TOUR’s tournaments since the return to action and while he made the cut in each event, McIlroy did not record a top 10.
“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,” Mcilroy said.
Brendon Todd was playing in the final pairing alongside Johnson and he was going for his third PGA TOUR victory this season, but a triple bogey on the par 4 12th hole derailed his final round. He ended up shooting 75 to tie for 11th.
Next up on the PGA TOUR is the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club.