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US Open next for in form golf No.1 Johnson

US Open next for in form golf No.1 Johnson

"I'm glad it over, for sure", Johnson said.

"Cool way to end the day", he said, this representing ebullience for one who typically is inscrutable. I know if I can drive it in the fairway that I'm going to give myself a good look for birdie.

Johnson, 33, now ousts Justin Thomas and moves back to World No.1 after collecting his second win on the season and 18th career PGA Tour title.

Ricky Werenski got to 10 under but bogeyed No. 18 to finish with a 68.

"I feel my game is really good, really solid", said Pan, a former University of Washington star now in his second year on the Tour.

"I had a lot of fun", Putnam said.

At 3 under, Johnson opened with a 6-foot birdie putt on No. 10 only to bogey Nos.

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First-round leader Seamus Power of Ireland followed up an opening 65 with a 69, including a double bogey on the par-4 ninth.

Johnson, tied for the lead to start the final round, shot a 4-under 66 to finish the tournament at 19 under. Sometimes those par putts are just as big if not bigger than the birdie putts. The first couple of holes were a little rough, but overall I felt like had a great time.

"I'll definitely learn from this experience".

Preparing for the US Open, which he won in 2016, Johnson cruised to victory in Tennessee and heads to Shinnecock Hills after stringing together rounds of 67, 63 and 65 before wrapping up a final 18 holes that felt nearly like a practice round, with the only question remaining how low Johnson would go. After bogeys at 12 and 13 he bounced back with birdies at 14 and 16. He was swinging without pressure when he stood over his shot in the light rough to the right of the 18th fairway, and hit the flawless shot to finish off the win.

"I haven't seen the golf course yet but I'll go there tomorrow and get 18 holes in and we'll see". Phil Mickelson began the day one stroke off the lead but shot an even-par 70 and is tied for 14th.

Reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka fell into a tie for 30th at 3 under after a disappointing 3-over 73 in Round 4.