Dustin Johnson came into the Tour Championship with a two-stroke advantage due to his place atop the FedEx Cup standings. So it was only fitting that he would finish the tournament as the winner.
Johnson shot a two-under 68 on Monday to finish 21 under for the tournament, besting Xander Schauffele (-18), Justin Thomas (-18) and Jon Rahm (-17). He took the two-stroke lead he carried into the tournament and extended it.
With the FedEx Cup win, Johnson earns a $15 million prize out of a $60 million pool, per Golf Digest. It also continued what has been a very lucrative streak for the star golfer:
Talk about a pretty good day at the office.
Johnson didn't have the cleanest performance on Monday. He averaged 312.5 yards on his drives, had a driving accuracy of 42.8 percent, hit 77.8 percent of his greens in regulation and gained just 0.002 strokes putting, per PGATour.com.
After starting out red hot with three birdies in his first six holes, he bogeyed Nos. 7 and 8. But he avoided the major gaffes from there, with nine straight pars before his birdie on the 18th.
Johnson needed that strong finish, as Schauffele, Thomas and Rahm each shot rounds of 66 to make things interesting. But his play on the back nine further solidified what has become obvious this year—nobody in the world is playing better golf than Johnson at the moment.
Other notable finishes included Patrick Reed (-11) and Rory McIlroy (-11). But Monday—and really, the past month—was all about Johnson. He'll head into the U.S. Open later in September as the clear favorite.
If he keeps playing the way he has been since the start of August, he'll secure his second major win.