Dustin Johnson ended the 2020 PGA Championship by taking home the $15 Million and FedEx Cup. The match was held at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Johnson won with a five-shot lead and finished with 21 under par. Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas tied for the second place with 18 under par and Jon Rahm finished fourth. Rory Mcllroy, the last year’s FedEx champion finished 8th this year. After the win, Johnson was happy and stated that winning this is surely an achievement for him in his golf career. Johnson now ranks fifth in the list of people who have earned through this tournament. He is now on the list with Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, and Vijay Singh. Last year, he underwent a knee surgery after which he missed major tournaments, but surprisingly in this tournament, he was in a good form. Now, he is getting ready for the US Open in the latter half of this month. The 36-year old was confident of his gameplay and said that this game was the best golf of his life till now.
What is the PGA Tour Championship?
The PGA tour is the men’s Professional Golf that is sponsored by FedEx and is also called as the FedEx Cup. The game was announced in 2005, but was held for the first time in 2007. Qualifying criteria are through the points the players earn throughout the PGA tour. At the end of the regular season, 125 players move forward to participate in the playoffs. The winner is the one who has the most points at the end of the Championship. They are rewarded with the FedEx Cup along with $15 million, runner-up gets $5 million then $4 million, $3 million, and $2.5 million till the fifth place. They have a $70 million bonus fund which cannot be accessed by players under 45 years old. After Tiger Woods retired, he got $1 billion dollars as a retirement fund because he had won the FedEx Cup six times. Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods have the maximum titles till now.
Who is Dustin Johnson?
The 36-year old Dustin Hunter Johnson is an American golfer who won the 2016 US Open. He has six World Golf Championships and was ranked first in the year 2017. He started playing golf since his childhood but went professional in 2007. Dustin has also been a part of the US National team and has won various tournaments. Some of them are the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, and Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge. Johnson got married to Paulina Gretzky in 2013 and they have two sons namely Tatum Johnson and River Johnson. In March, Johnson announced that he will not be a part of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The US Open is scheduled to start from 17th September, 2020 till 20th September, 2020 and Johnson is getting ready to win that too.