Dustin Johnson edged closer to a 20th US PGA Tour title Saturday, firing a five-under par 66 to take a four-shot lead over Rory McIlroy heading into the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship. With a 67, McIlroy was left to take consolation from his fourth top-five finish in as many starts this year.
It was Johnson's sixth WGC title overall and his second win in three years at Club De Golf Chapultepec and a far more comprehensive performance than his one-shot victory in 2017.
Tiger Woods had an up-and-down round, settling for a 70 that featured six birdies, three bogeys and double bogey.
Johnson, 34, becomes only the fifth player in the last 50 years to reach 20 PGA Tour wins before the age of 35, putting him in the company of only Woods, Phil Mickelson, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson.
Thomas, who lost in a playoff to Phil Mickelson at this event past year, got off to an absolutely torrid start after starting on the back nine.
"I knew I needed to play a really good round if I wanted to win".
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"And to get 20 wins, obviously it's a lifetime exemption on [the PGA Tour] so that's a very big accomplishment and I'm very proud of myself".
"I hit it really well this week", Johnson said.
"I felt really comfortable over the ball from Thursday on", he said.
Third-round leader Aaron Baddeley shot a 72 to tie for second with Daniel Berger (66), Roger Sloan (67) and Johnson Wagner (69). The strength-of-field regulation requires players to add an event to their schedules that they haven't played in four years if they didn't play at least 25 events the previous season.
The pivotal moments came early on in the round, as both players experienced two bizarrely similar occurrences on consecutive holes.
He felt just as good about the way his game is headed. "The putts I hit bad were just atrocious".
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But dropped shots on the fourth and the sixth cost him momentum and by the time he rediscovered it, Johnson was matching him shot for shot. "I'm still four behind, it's going to be tough, especially against D.J. who's arguably the best player in the world". "Some weeks you play well and another guy just plays better than you".
He then followed that up with a three-putt on hole 16, proving it just was not to be his week on the greens.
Johnson finished at 21-under 263, the lowest score by five shots in the three years at Chapultepec.
McIlroy put his tee-shot to 10 feet on the par three 17th but gave the shot back with a three-putt from the fringe on the last but it was all over by then anyway.
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