He might have had to travel all the way to China to get it, but Dustin Johnson now has a World Golf Championship title to add to his resume.
Playing in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International lead for three out of the four rounds and finished with a 6-under par 66 on Sunday to win by three shots over Ian Poulter. Setting a tournament record with a four day total of 24-under par, the Loxahatchee River resident also won 550 FedEx Cup points. This year's edition of the WGC-HSBC Champions awarded FedEx Cup points for the first time in the tournament's history as it became part of the 2013-2014 wrap around schedule.
This was the second time that Johnson has won his first tournament of the season that he has competed in. Johnson also won last year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions which was the first event of the 2013 season. In addition, Johnson pushes his consecutive years won streak to eight. This is the eighth year since he has been on tour that he has at least one win in a season.
Johnson took over the lead in the second round after Rory Mcllroy opened up the event with the round one lead. With the event awarding points on both the PGA and European Tours, Mcllroy was trying to cash in twice as he is starting is season on the PGA Tour and wrapping up the season on the European Tour. While the Palm Beach Gardens resident didn't come away with the win, he did shoot three of his four rounds under 70 on his way to a tie for sixth. The sixth place finish put him 33rd on the FedEx Cup points list after his first event on the PGA Tour and moved him into the top 60 on the European Tour Money list meaning he is now eligible to compete in the season ending Dubai World Championship on the European Tour.
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