Dustin Johnson has followed up his first major victory with a win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Akron.
Johnson birdied three of his final six holes to beat Scott Piercy by a shot and win back-to-back tournaments.’
“I played good this weekend,” Johnson said. “I drove it really well, had a lot of shots from the fairway. I rolled the ball really well with the putter.”
Surprisingly, Australia’s Jason Day looked like he would make a run at victory when he eagled the second hole to take the lead but disaster struck at the 15th and 16th holes that saw his hopes of another WGC title come to a halt.
A missed putt on the 15th resulted in a bogey, and Day then carded a double-bogey on the difficult par-5 16th after finding the water after punching out from the trees.
“I’m disappointed, but I’ve got to try and focus on what I did great this week, move on, and try and get better for the British Open,” Day said. “I feel like my game is coming around nicely.”
Adam Scott finished six shots behind Johnson at even par after a final round 2-under 68.