Johnson wins WGC-Mexico Championship

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Mexico, March 5: Dustin Johnson consolidated his status as the new World No 1 with a one-shot victory in the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec.

The long-hitting American recorded a closing 68 for a 14-under-par total, one better than England’s Tommy Fleetwood and two clear of Spanish sensation John Rahm and another Englishman Ross Fisher.

“It means a lot because World Number One is a tough spot to be in. There’s a lot of pressure on you but I came out and I played really well. I hit the ball great all week. The greens are tough to putt on and I didn’t feel like I putted my best, but I really hit the ball well and played just well enough,” said Johnson.

Johnson moved to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking with victory in the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open a fortnight ago and has now established himself as the man to catch at the top of golf’s world order.

Rory McIlroy began the final round two shots off the lead but was never able to mount a charge, finishing joint seventh after carding two bogeys and two birdies in a closing 71.

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