Johnson and Spieth in playoff at Northern Trust

Hope Soto
August 29, 2017

It wasn't a major championship, but the final round of the PGA Tour's Northern Trust was just as good as Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson went toe-to-toe on the final holes.

The momentum swung Johnson's way after he finally made his first birdie of the day at the 9 hole and followed it up with another at the next to find himself level with his compatriot in what became a two horse race for the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. Here's the full recap of an exciting duel.

Johnson finished the fourth round with a 4-under-par 66, while Spieth came in with a 1-under 69, as they both finished 72 holes at 13-under 267.

"I feel like the game is finally back in form like it was leading into the Masters". Matt Kuchar looked as though he might miss the cut until his caddie encourage him to try to get back to even par.

Suri began the day two shots behind Horsey, but the Englishman dropped a shot at the first, while Suri birdied the second, third and fourth to take control. A missed short putt at the ninth equated to a bogey which, coupled with back-to-back birds from Johnson, erased Spieth's seemingly insurmountable advantage.

But Spieth's eight-iron at the par-three sixth failed to clear the water hazard guarding the green, and the subsequent double-bogey left him only three shots clear of Johnson.

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After injuring his right knee when he slipped while hitting a shot on the final hole of the third round, Lucas Glover, who entered the week No. 55 in the FedExCup, received treatment from the on-site Player Performance Center to return on Sunday and shoot a final-round 71.

"Right after I hit my drive, I was like, 'What am I doing?' " Johnson said.

Johnson rallied from a five-shot deficit on the front nine. "Obviously getting the win here today gives me a lot of confidence going into next week and the rest of the playoffs". "I played well. Game feels good". I had one bad putting day and one very average day. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here's every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of August 28.

Sung Hyun Park added the Canadian Pacific Women's Open title to her U.S. Women's Open crown with a comeback victory Sunday at Ottawa Hunt.

A bogey-free 65 from Vegas set the early clubhouse target at nine under, matched by Jon Rahm after the Spaniard's 68, with Paul Casey claiming outright fifth despite a one-over 71. The same goes for Hideki Matsuyama, who had some close calls in the majors, but hasn't gotten the job done yet.

"I feel like my game belongs at the top of the game".

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