Dustin Johnson reclaims world No 1 spot ahead of US Open

Dustin Johnson back to world No 1 after St Jude victory

Dustin Johnson back to world No 1 after St Jude victory

With the U.S. Open coming up next week at Shinnecock Hills, Dustin Johnson is getting in his reps in Memphis this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Winning the classic for the second time in his career, Johnson finished with an eagle, three birdies and a bogey to tally 19-under 261 for the tournament.

That's the ideal way to cap off a win.

The win also vaults Johnson to the new World No. 1.

Johnson's fellow overnight leader, the winless Andrew Putnam, opened with a double bogey and never recovered on his way to a two-over par round of 72. And Phil Mickelson picked up some momentum heading into the U.S. Open with a Sunday 65 and a T-12 finish.

Dustin Johnson back to world No 1 after St Jude victory

"It was nice to be back in the hunt, to have the lead, to play and get the juices flowing again", Johnson said. He went 67, 63 and 65 before wrapping up a final round that felt nearly like a practice round with the only question remaining how low Johnson would go until his final dramatic shot.

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"I know what it takes", Johnson said. Johnson has won nine times when having at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

Topping his walk-off eagle won't be easy.

Johnson worked on keeping the ball in the fairway, hitting 3-wood off the tee on the first of the course's two par 5s.

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