Dustin Johnson caps setting TPC Sawgrass’ course record by holing out for eagle
Dustin Johnson isn’t leaving TPC Sawgrass with the win, but he did end his time in Ponte Vedra Beach on a (very) high note.
Johnson tied TPC Sawgrass’ course record by firing a 9-under 63 on Monday, and he did it in style. The world No. 9 holed out from 67 yards for eagle on the par-5 ninth, his 72nd and final hole of the tournament.
“Just played solid really,” Johnson said after his final round. “Rolled in a few putts there starting on — made a nice putt on 18, and then another nice one on [holes] one, two and then three.
“Obviously, to pitch it in on the last was definitely a bonus. It was a tough week. I just made too many mistakes, from the fairway, too. It wasn’t even when I got out of position. I hit too many bad iron shots from the fairway. I’ve got a little work to do still on the game, but obviously it’s in there, just need to get it a little more consistent.”
Johnson, who’s hasn’t won since the 2020 Masters in November, shot 73-76 the previous two rounds and finished his week T-7 at 7 under, six shots behind champion Cam Smith.
“It’s always good when you can tie a course record or shoot a course record,” he said. “I would have liked to have — to be in contention and having done that would be a lot better.”