U.S. Open (golf)

Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

For three days, the Genesis Open was shrouded with unknowns, be it the weather, how Arnold Palmer’s grandson would do after leading, or if the golf tour would have a new world No. 1 after almost a year.

When the final round started around noon on a marathon Sunday at Riviera Country Club, there were absolutely no questions left to answer. Dustin Johnson had made sure of that, with a performance that was utterly dominating.

Johnson led by as many nine strokes early in the fourth round. He played the final holes as if he had a large lead and was content to protect it, explaining his final margin of five strokes. He finished at 17 under par.

When Johnson bogeyed the ninth...

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