Dustin Johnson won the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday to capture the fourth WGC title of his career.
Rory McIlroy held the 36-hole lead. Phil Mickelson was the most thrilling player in the field and shot a 68 on Saturday even though he only hit four fairways. Jordan Spieth shot a course-record 63 on Saturday. Justin Thomas made an ace to share the lead late in the tournament. Jon Rahm took a run at the reigning No. 1 golfer in the world with a late-round charge on Sunday.
Johnson was impossible to catch as he shot a 3-under 68 on Sunday to finish at 14 under overall. Johnson edged Tommy Fleetwood by one and defeated Rahm and Ross Fisher by two.
On a leaderboard rife with superstars from multiple generations, Johnson turned in a scorecard at the end of the week’s festivities that solidified what the Official World Golf Rankings tell us about him: He is, right now, the best golfer in the world.
Johnson shot 62 on the front nine at this tournament on the weekend: a 31 on Saturday highlighted by a boss eagle on the par-4 first and another 31 on Sunday that included four birdies and zero bogeys. It was flawless.
Johnson met some trouble at the beginning of the back nine in his final round with a pair of bogeys. That was when Rahm tied him for the lead. A tournament that was under wraps was suddenly very much in question once again.
A birdie on the par-5 15th got him the lead back, and Rahm faded coming in with a pair of bogeys when he needed birdies. Fleetwood also gave it a go with a stellar pair of 66s on the weekend.
For Johnson, it is the 14th PGA Tour win of his career and second straight this season as he also won the Genesis Open. He also moved into solo second on the all-time WGC wins list, just 14 tournaments behind Tiger Woods.
Jordan Spieth was very exciting on the weekend, but he dug himself too deep of a hole early on in the tournament. He trailed McIlroy, the 36-hole leader, by 10 strokes at the halfway point and needed a miracle 63-63 weekend to get into a playoff. He got the first 63 but fell short of the second one.
After looking like he was going to steal the tournament in the first two days after a two-month stretch of not playing, the 36-hole leader faded a tad on the weekend. He didn’t play poorly, really. He shot 1 under during the final 36 holes. He simply found himself in a situation where he was chased by a handful of the best players in the world, and he did not give himself enough chances to score.