Dustin Johnson was on fire with his drives and his putter got hot the whole week, helping him win at Club de Golf Chapultepec with a dominating fashion.
DJ entered the final round with four-strokes lead over the Irishman Rory McIlroy and came out as the winner with a final score of 21-under 263, five-shots ahead of the Irishman, who shot a final round of 4-under 67, his second-best, the whole week, after a 63 on Thursday.
“No contest,” said runner-up Rory McIlroy. “Especially here. His drives are going 380 down the middle of the fairway and he’s holing most of the putts he looks at.”
(Johnson led the field in Strokes Gained: Putting on the tricky poa annua greens.)
“I just think that this place, it definitely favors someone who’s driving it well,” said Justin Thomas, who tied his own course record from last year (62) in finishing 9th. “But as good as DJ’s wedge game is, it’s a pretty easy game for him sometimes.”
This was his first win since his July win at the RBC Canadian Open, making this his 20th PGA TOUR title, and he became only the 38th golfer to earn 20th title on the TOUR.
“I’m definitely very proud of myself for that,” Johnson said. “It’s a big accomplishment. It’s tough enough to get one win out here, and to win every year I’ve been on TOUR is, yeah, it’s something that I work hard on and I want to do.
“I want to keep it going as long as I can,” he added, “but it’s been a lot of hard work and it’s paying off right now.”
18 time WGC champion Tiger Woods played for the first time in Mexico and had a good start in the final round, but his use of irons on most holes did not work as planned and he could manage only a 69 for a T-190 finish at the event.
This was Johnson’s fifth WGC win and a third WGC-Mexico Championship win, previously he had won this in 2015 and 2017.
A total of 72 players entered the field and Korean Sanghyun Park withdrew after his third round of 68.
|T-14||Charles Howell III||-7||128,000|
|T-19||Rafael Cabrera Bello||-5||103,750|
|T-36||Erik van Rooyen||-1||75,000|