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Johnson takes Mexico crown

25th February 2019, 00:17 by Michael Holland

Dustin Johnson has won the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec, beating Rory McIlroy by five shots.

Johnson recovered from a slow start and held his nerve on his way to a 20th PGA Tour victory as he carded a five-under par 66 in the final round on Sunday.

Johnson got off to a nervy start when dropping a shot at the third hole, but soon managed to steady the ship with a birdie at the sixth hole.

The American burst into life after turning for home as he shot five birdies on the back nine to finish on 21-under for the tournament, five ahead of McIlroy, who had to settle for second.

McIlroy shot 67 and at one point early in the fourth round had cut the margin to two shots, but could get no closer to Johnson, who closed out the win.

Elsewhere, Englishmen Paul Casey (65) and Ian Poulter (68), and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat (68) shared third, while Tiger Woods (69) tied for 10th, 13 shots behind Johnson.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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