Dustin Johnson wins St. Jude

Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:31 PM
Last updated 5:08 PM
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MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — Dustin Johnson won the St. Jude Classic on Sunday in his second event back on tour after a back injury cost him nearly three months, shooting a 4-under 66 that held off John Merrick by a stroke.

Johnson began the final round two strokes back and held a piece of the lead three different times. He won his sixth career title with consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 and finished 9-under 271.

He aggravated his back in early March lifting a jet ski at his home and didn't return to the PGA Tour until last week at the Memorial, where he tied for 19th.

Johnson, who picked up the $1.008 million check, led by only a stroke going to No. 18. Rory McIlroy, Chad Campbell and Nick O'Hern, three of the four who had a chance to tie Johnson with a birdie, knocked their tee shots into the lake.

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boodroe 06/10/12 - 05:35 pm
Winning the Saint Jude

I wasn't aware the golf tournament on CBS was taped delayed thanks for posting the winner before he was officialy declared on the telecast will the Chronicle tell me who won the US Open before it is over next week thanks

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