Dustin Johnson cruised to his 22nd PGA Tour win on Sunday at the Northern Trust at TPC Boston, the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The victory march was halted with what would have been about 20 minutes of golf left at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday when the horn blew, signaling a weather delay. The skies darkened and a lot of rain soaked the course.
Johnson was on the 17th hole at the time, sitting at 29 under and up nine shots on Harris English.
Play finally resumed at 7:14 p.m. ET, leaving about 18 minutes before sunset.
Johnson’s round got off to a great start. He eagled No. 2 and then birdied Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8 and 12. For the week, he carded only three bogeys, with two of them coming on his first seven holes on Thursday. On Friday, he flirted with a 59 but finished his day with seven straight pars for a 60. On Saturday, Johnson closed birdie-eagle to take a five-shot lead into the final round.
He finished with a four footer for one final birdie on 18 to shoot a 63 and get to 30 under, 11 shots ahead of English and 12 on Daniel Berger.
With the win, his second this season, Johnson will return to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, supplanting Rahm. It’ll be Johnson’s 96th week in the top spot.
He is also now No. 1 in the FedEx Cup points race, up from 15th, 92 points ahead of Justin Thomas.
Louis Oosthuizen needed a birdie on the 18th to grab the 70th and final spot in the BMW Championship next week, and he did, rolling in a two-footer to knock Doc Redman of the playoffs.