Big-hitting American Dustin Johnson is back…
Johnson celebrated his first victory since taking a six-month break from the game, holding his nerve to emerge victorious in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami.
Johnson overturned a five shot deficit in the final round by carding a closing 69 to finish nine under par at Trump National Doral – one shot ahead of overnight leader J.B. Holmes, who struggled to a 75.
A jubilant Johnson said: ““After a long layoff, to come back out and win in my fifth start means a lot. I’ve been working hard on my game so it means a great deal to have some success right out of the gate. It gives me a lot of confidence, too.
“This being my first win as a dad, definitely, is the most special. Paulina (wife) and Tatum (son) were waiting for me when I got done – that was the best part of the day for sure.
“It’s been a tough road but a really good one. A lot of really great things came out of it, my son, me and Paulina (his wife) are doing great.”
The long and demanding Blue Monster layout lived up to its reputation and the event was dominated by the big hitters in the field – Holmes finished runner-up, one shot clear of defending Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Rory McIloy (-1) was never in contention and had to settle for tied 9th position.