World #1 DJ wins The Northern Trust title, in a play-off against Jordan Spieth at Glen Oaks Club in New York.
Dustin and Jordan finished The Northern Trust tournament tied at the top pf the leaderboard with -13 under par totals. The advantage swung backwards and forwards during the final round, with Dustin carding a bogey free-4 under 66, while Jordan signed for -1 under 69.
Dustin said he has his game back, his tee shot on the first play-off hole the par four 18th carried the lake, to everyone’s amazement, the TV guys thought he had just pulled it and it heading for trouble. It landed in the middle of the fairway just 94 yards to the pin, not bad considering the hole measures 475 yards. A one putt birdie to win, much easier that the last time he played it in regulation, his tee shot ending in the rough, a chip out and an approach that left him a difficult putt, which he needed to make for par to make the play-off, as Jordan was in close for his par putt;
“It was nice in the playoff here, the wind kind of switched and I could cover the water. It was a little bit easier coming in with a sixty degree wedge on 18.”
“I feel like the game is finally back in form like it was before the Masters.”
“I feel like I’ve got it back on the right track. I feel like I’m swinging well again.”
“It was a lot of fun, Jordan is a great player. It was a tough day, but I feel like, even on the front nine, I hit the ball really, really well.”
“A lot of great shots and a lot of good looks at birdie. Hit a lot of good putts. Just didn’t go in.”
“But I did make it when they counted there on 18. It was down a little, breaking right-to-left, and felt like it wasn’t going to turn but finally went in.”
Jordan despite starting the day with a three shot lead said he did not lose the tournament;
“I didn’t lose the tournament, he won it.”
“I thought that was a fun show, I was hoping it wasn’t going to be that much fun.”
Jhonattan Vegas and Jon Rahm shared third place at -9 under par.