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Dustin Johnson wins World Golf Championship

Dustin Johnson wins World Golf Championship

Against an all-world cast of contenders, Dustin Johnson pulled away with power and a clutch putt to win his first World Golf Championship on Sunday.

Johnson played a pivotal five-hole stretch on the back nine in five under par, seizing control by pitching in for eagle from just short of the green on the par-four 16th. He followed with an eight-foot birdie putt on the 17th and closed with a six-under 66 for a three-shot victory over Ian Poulter in the HSBC Champions at Shanghai.

"It was a lot of fun out there," Johnson said. "Those guys put a lot of...